Economic Aspects of AIDS and HIV Infection

  • Detlef Schwefel
  • Reiner Leidl
  • Joan Rovira
  • Michael F. Drummond

Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Schwefel
      Pages 3-16
  3. Exploring Spread and Context of AIDS and HIV Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. A. M. Downs, R. A. Ancelle-Park, I. de Vincenzi, J.-B. Brunet
      Pages 19-37
    3. J. Santos Lucas
      Pages 43-48
    4. J. Rovira
      Pages 49-56
  4. Patterns of Health Care and Social Support Systems

  5. Costs of AIDS and HIV Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. B. Olesen, P. Gøtzsche, I. Bygbjerg, L. Møller, V. Faber
      Pages 160-163
    3. I. Gschrey-Düver, H. Exner-Freisfeld, A. Koock-Walewski, C. zur Lippe, R. Müller, S. Staszewski et al.
      Pages 172-186
    4. J. Ginestal Gómez
      Pages 195-202
  6. Financial Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
  7. Scenarios and Policies

  8. Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. S. Wayling, H. Zöllner
      Pages 328-343
    3. H. Stein
      Pages 344-348
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 349-364

About this book


From the early days of its recognized occurrence, AIDS has been per­ ceived as posing tremendous threats, burdens and challenges to human beings. Individuals, societies and, in a global point of view, mankind are affected by the effects of the HN infection, the nature and extent of which is still unclear in many ways. In the beginning only biomedical and epidemiological analyses of the problem were the top research priori­ ties, the former laden with great hopes that it may soon be possible to stop the spread of the disease and to overcome its physical impact. Yet it soon became clear that AIDS would be something to be reckoned and coped with on a long-term basis, making a thorough investigation of its impact absolutely mandatory. AIDS has serious economic consequences. Taken seriously, they can­ not be confined to predictions of costs intended to support the AIDS issue in the struggle for resources. Besides cost calculations - a method­ ologically tricky and wide-ranging topic in itself -and their application to cost-effectiveness and other analyses, economic issues include identify­ ing and assessing patterns of care, analyzing problems of financing, exploring impacts on markets other than health care, and modelling scenarios for future developments and strategies. At present, the eco­ nomic aspects of AIDS still constitute a very recent topic in European health economics and health systems research. Many projects are just about to start, and there must be a better exchange of information between research groups.


AIDS AIDS prevention Evaluation HIV HIV infection Nation health health policy infection infectious infectious disease infectious diseases prevention sweden

Editors and affiliations

  • Detlef Schwefel
    • 1
  • Reiner Leidl
    • 1
  • Joan Rovira
    • 2
  • Michael F. Drummond
    • 3
  1. 1.GSF-Institut für Medizinische Informatik und SystemforschungNeuherbergGermany
  2. 2.Department de Teoria EconòmicaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Health Services Management CentreThe University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52135-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84089-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-4002
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