n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the managed care setting : managed health care
|Article Title||Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the managed care setting : managed health care|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Publication Date||Jan 2001|
|Pages||27 - 30|
HIV and AIDS is having, and will continue to have, a significant effect on the private health care industry in South Africa. A number of clinical, financial, legislative and ethical questions need to be addressed in deciding on an effective and sustainable response to the challenge posed by the epidemic. The maturation of the epidemic from an HIV to an AIDS epidemic has resulted in increased health care costs for employers, medical schemes and individuals. This increased expenditure has not always resulted in a favourable outcome and there is an urgent need to address the funding of HIV/AIDS management in a rational way to ensure optimal utilization of scarce resources
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