An Economic Evaluation of the Impact of Widespread Antiretroviral Treatment on Secondary Hospitals in South Africa: Case Study of the GF Jooste Hospital Antiretroviral Referral Unit.

An Economic Evaluation of the Impact of Widespread Antiretroviral Treatment on Secondary Hospitals in South Africa: Case Study of the GF Jooste Hospital Antiretroviral Referral Unit. This research study, undertaken by Mr Sebastian Kevany, a PhD student, as part of the Treatment Monitor project, was published during the period under review. The study is important because it presents a partial economic evaluation of the current and anticipated impact of widespread antiretroviral treatment on the secondary hospital system in South Africa. The evaluation encompassed the treatment and care of HIV-positive inpatients and outpatients on or preparing for highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) at the secondary level.  A range of research and policy recommendations based on these findings were also presented.