Cost-Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Treatment for HIV-Positive Adults in a South African Township

Author: 
Cleary, S
Other Authors: 
Boulle A , McIntyre D, Coetzee D
Publication Year: 
2003
Published by: 
Health Systems Trust

Background to this report

This report is the product of research into the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of treatment for HIV-positive adults. The research was conducted in three HIVdedicated clinics in Khayelitsha, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. The formal objectives of the research were to:

  • Describe the costs of providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) at primary care clinics
  • Describe the costs of providing care for HIV in the absence of ART at primary care clinics
  • Determine the associated health care costs for patients with HIV referred to other levels of care
  • Describe the effectiveness of ART and no-ART (i.e. treatment in the absence of ART) in terms of life years (LYs) gained and quality adjusted life years gained (QALYs)
  • Describe the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of ART and no-ART in this setting
  • Describe the incremental cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of ART
  • Describe the incremental cost-effectiveness of different starting times of ART

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