Longitudinal patterns of California Medicaid recipients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Andrews, Roxanne M
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Keyes, Margaret A; Pine, Penelope L
In this study, the authors examine the longitudinal experience, annual trends, and subpopulation differences in Medicaid use
and expenditures for persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in California from 1983 through 1986. About two-thirds
of adult males were enrolled in Medicaid within 1 month of their AIDS diagnosis. These recipients averaged approximately 20-percent
higher lifetime expenditures than those enrolled at a later time. Monthly expenditures were higher in the beginning of enrollment
and prior to death than in the months in between. From 1983 through 1986, there was a shift of care from inpatient to outpatient
settings. In 1986, children and adult females had higher median expenditures than did adult males.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/economics : Adult : Ambulatory Care/economics/utilization : California : Child : Female
: Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Hospitalization/economics/statistics & numerical data : Human : Longitudinal
Studies : Male : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States