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January 28, 1998

Evolution of Case Management of Patients With HIV Infection in France, 1995-1996

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(4):276. doi:10.1001/jama.279.4.271

To the Editor.—We studied the evolution of the use of hospital services and health spending secondary to the recent therapeutic changes among patients followed up in public hospitals in southwestern France by the Groupe d'Epidemiologie Clinique du SIDA en Aquitaine (GECSA).1 This regional hospital-based information system on infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) includes at least 80% of the patients known to be infected with HIV in the Aquitaine region.2