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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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HIV patients with CD4 counts less than 200 who received pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis

Measure Source

The HIV Research Network.

Tables

1.59 HIV patients age 18 and over with CD4 cell count less than 200 who received PCP prophylaxis, by race, United States, 2002.

Data Source

HIV Research Network, sponsored by multiple Federal agencies: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the HIV/AIDS Bureau in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Office of AIDS Research in the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (OAR/NIH).

Denominator

Patients diagnosed with HIV with CD4 counts < 200 cells/mm.

Numerator

Subset of denominator who received PCP prophylactic therapy.

Comments

The taxonomy of the PCP organism has been changed; Pneumocystis jiroveci refers to the distinct species that infects humans. The abbreviation PCP is still used to designate Pneumocystis pneumonia.

For further information see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treating opportunistic infections among HIV-infected adults and adolescents: recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America. MMWR 2004; 53 (No. RR-15): available from the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/.

HIV patients with CD4 counts less than 50 who received Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prophylaxis. HIV-infection deaths per 100,000 population.

 

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