Designing equitable antiretroviral allocation strategies in resource-constrained countries.

TitleDesigning equitable antiretroviral allocation strategies in resource-constrained countries.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWilson, DP, Blower SM
JournalPLoS medicine
Volume2
Issue2
Paginatione50
Date Published2005 Feb
ISSN1549-1676
KeywordsAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Anti-Retroviral Agents, Decision Making, Developing Countries, Ethics, Medical, Health Policy, Humans, Resource Allocation
Abstract

Recently, a global commitment has been made to expand access to antiretrovirals (ARVs) in the developing world. However, in many resource-constrained countries the number of individuals infected with HIV in need of treatment will far exceed the supply of ARVs, and only a limited number of health-care facilities (HCFs) will be available for ARV distribution. Deciding how to allocate the limited supply of ARVs among HCFs will be extremely difficult. Resource allocation decisions can be made on the basis of many epidemiological, ethical, or preferential treatment priority criteria.

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