The authors analyzed the use of hospitals by patients with a diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, using data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey.
In the period 1984-90, the rates of both discharges and days of care for HIV-infected patients rose dramatically.
For 1988-90, black males had the highest HIV-related discharge rate, followed by white males and black females, whose rates were similar.
The discharge rate for patients with HIV-related diagnoses increased more in the Northeast than in the three other regions of the country.
By 1990 the rate for the Northeast was nearly triple the rate for other major regions.
More than half of female and black patients with HIV-related diagnoses were hospitalized in the Northeast.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Séropositivité, Hospitalisation, Epidémiologie, Assurance maladie, Race, Sexe, Variation géographique, Diagnostic, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Seropositivity, Hospitalization, Epidemiology, Health insurance, Race, Sex, Geographical variation, Diagnosis, Human, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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