Case management of persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in San Francisco.
Benjamin, A E
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Lee, Philip R; Solkowitz, Sharon N
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic represents a growing challenge for the health care system and for case
management models applied to persons with AIDS. The experience of San Francisco highlights some of the issues involved in
developing a case management system appropriate to the needs of persons with AIDS, as well as providers, and payers. Dramatic
growth in the size and complexity of the AIDS caseload and the involvement of public, health maintenance organization, and
community providers has required the increasing formalization and centralization of case management roles. Persistent questions
about the definition and goals of case management complicate development of these services.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/economics/epidemiology/therapy : Human : Managed Care Programs : Models, Theoretical :
Patient Care Planning/trends : Public Health Administration : San Francisco