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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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HIV and AIDS

Importance and Measures

Mortality
Number of AIDS deaths (2003)............................................................................................... 18,01713
Cause of death rank (2003).................................................................................................... >15th2
   
Prevalence
Number of Americans living with HIV (2003 est.)...................................................................... 1,039,00014,185,00014
Number of persons living with AIDS (2003 est.)........................................................................ 405,92615
   
Incidence
New cases of HIV annually (2003 est.).................................................................................... approximately 40,00014
New AIDS cases (2003 est.)................................................................................................... 43,17115
   
Cost
Combined Federal and State Medicaid expenditures for AIDS (2003)............................................ $8.5 billion16
Measures

This section highlights one core report measure focusing on quality of preventive care for HIV-infected individuals:

  • New AIDS cases

In addition, a supplemental measure related to prevention of opportunistic infections among HIV patients with low CD4+ counts is also presented:

  • Eligible AIDS patients receiving PCP and MAC prophylaxis

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Prevention: New AIDS Cases Treatment: Inpatient Mortality Following Heart Attack

 

 

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