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dc.contributor.authorNelson, E.A.S
dc.contributor.authorWeikert, M.
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, J.A.
dc.identifier.citationWeikert, M., Nelson, E.A.S. and Phillips, J.A. (1995) Paediatric treatment costs and the HIV epidemic. The Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) , vol. 41, no.5, (pp. 139-144). UZ, Avondale, Harare: Faculty of Medicine (UZ).en
dc.descriptionA CAJM on pediatric treatment costs and the effects of HIV pandemic in Malawi.en
dc.description.abstractAs the AIDS epidemic puts additional strains on the already overburdened health care systems in sub-Saharan Africa, it becomes more important to estimate the cost of the epidemic in terms of health personnel and drug treatments. A retrospective review of 250 randomly selected paediatric admissions to a referral hospital in Malawi was undertaken. Groupings of “pos- sible/probable AIDS” and “probably not AIDS” were used in a comparative analysis of treatment costs. Estimated costs of treatments were significantly lower than those calculated in a study from Zimbabwe using different methodology. Meningitis was the most expensive condition to treat and accounted for a greater percentage of overall cost than either acute respiratory infection, diarihoeal disease or measles.en
dc.publisherFaculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) University of Zimbabwe (UZ.)en
dc.subjectChildren and Youthen
dc.titlePaediatric treatment costs and the HIV epidemicen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ)en

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