Estimating HIV prevalence and the impact of HIV/AIDS on a Ugandan hospital by combining serosurvey data and hospital discharge records
Declich S, et al.The objective of this work was to estimate the disease-specific HIV prevalence in a northern Ugandan hospital and to evaluate the impact of HIV/AIDS on hospital services. Conclusions: Knowledge of disease-specific HIV prevalence and of the patterns of HIV-related diseases is crucial for early case management. The impact of HIV-positive patients on hospital services is quite high, accounting for > 1/3 of the bed-days in 1999. Providing a continuum of care through inpatient, outpatient, and outreach home care services probably represents the only means of relieving the pressure on overloaded hospitals.
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
34 (1): 62-66 SEP 1 2003
—Posted: September 29, 2003
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