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 Cost Assessment
  • Health care cost and utilization studies
  • Pharmecoeconomics studies
  • Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit studies
 Some examples from our portfolio:

In the 1980s and 1990s, POI staff conducting some of the first population-based HIV cost and utilization studies in the US. POI also conducted cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness projects regarding HIV antiretroviral therapeutics and medications for opportunistic infections. Numerous federal agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers funded these studies. The results of these studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Inquiry, Medical Care, Journal of AIDS, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the National Medical Association, American Journal of Managed Care, American Journal of Health System Pharmacists, Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection, Quality Review Bulletin, and elsewhere. Some recent projects include:

  • A study of trends in expenditures by the Federal and State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs and their relationship to cost containment policies
  • Collaboration with State Medicaid Program staff in the analysis of Medicaid payments related to HIV-infected beneficiaries in District of Columbia, California, Florida, and New York
  • A study of the relationship between the provision of primary care and case management services and inpatient costs among patients treated at a Northeast HIV community clinic