Performance Improvement 1999. HIV/AIDS Services

02/01/1999

TITLE: Comparison of Services Received and Health Outcomes for Persons Funded by the CARE Act and by Other Sources

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to compare demographic characteristics, services needed and provided, and health outcomes between persons receiving CARE Act-funded services and the general treatment population. Increasing demands for accountability, shifts in the populations affected by the HIV epidemic, and the development of effective combination therapies have been associated with increases in the number of people living with HIV who will need care for longer periods of time. While a great deal is known about the types of services and providers supported under the CARE Act, the demographic characteristics of, and services used by, patients are less clear because of a lack of client-level reporting mechanisms. The findings of this study will help to develop an empirical basis for program accountability and performance measurement.

AGENCY SPONSOR: HIV/AIDS Bureau

FEDERAL CONTACT: Richard Conviser, Ph.D.

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-3075

PIC ID: 7123

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 7/31/99
 

TITLE: Development of Estimates of Unduplicated AAR Client Counts Based on Client Level Demonstration Projects

ABSTRACT: This study is developing a method for estimating unduplicated counts of clients served by Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act Title I and Title II grantees. Grantees use the Annual Administrative Report (AAR) to submit data about the demographic characteristics of organizations providing services under these Titles. Grantees obtain these data directly from providers, who provide unduplicated counts of the people they serve. However, since clients often visit multiple providers, duplication in counts inevitably results as grantees aggregate data across providers. Reliable estimates of unduplicated counts of CARE Act clients will provide a basis for preparing accurate budgets, performance plans, and other documents, and will provide a clearer picture of the scope of the population served by the CARE Act.

AGENCY SPONSOR: HIV/AIDS Bureau

FEDERAL CONTACT: John Milberg

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-8729

PIC ID: 6808

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Boston, MA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 7/31/99