State implementation of the AIDS drug assistance programs.
Buchanan, Robert J
Date of Pub
Smith, Scott R
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) drug assistance programs (ADAPs) provide access to medications for people who lack
other health coverage. In this article, the authors present the results of a 1997 survey identifying how 48 States implemented
ADAPs, focusing on the number of beneficiaries, medical and financial eligibility criteria, the administration of waiting
lists, and the coverage of drugs including protease inhibitors. Increased funding for ADAPs is necessary to maintain this
important part of the public sector safety net for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care.
Insurance Coverage : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/drug therapy/economics : Anti-HIV Agents/economics/therapeutic use
: Eligibility Determination : Formularies : HIV Protease Inhibitors/economics/therapeutic use : Human : Medical Assistance/economics/legislation
& jurisprudence/organization & administration : Medically Uninsured : Program Evaluation/statistics & numerical data : State
Health Plans : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States : Waiting Lists