Cost–Utility of Access to Care, a National HIV Linkage, Re-engagement and Retention in Care Program

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Abstract

Linkage to HIV medical care and on-going engagement in HIV medical care are vital for ending the HIV epidemic. However, little is known about the cost–utility of HIV linkage, re-engagement and retention (LRC) in care programs. This paper presents the cost–utility analysis of Access to Care, a national HIV LRC program. Using standard methods from the US Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, we calculated the cost–utility ratio. Seven Access to Care programs were cost-effective and two were cost-saving. This study adds to a small but growing body of evidence to support the cost-effectiveness of LRC programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3734-3741
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • Access to Care
  • Cost–utility
  • HIV
  • Retention in HIV care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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