Heiner C. Bucher
Status: completed Duration: Oct 2014 - May 2018
There exists little data on costs and resource use for inhospital and ambulatory care and its main drivers in individuals with HIV infection in Switzerland. In this project of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) we will study the direct HIV and non-HIV related costs and resource use for inhospital and ambulatory care of HIV-infected individuals in Switzerland. We explore and assess factors such as late presentation, duration of HIV infection and others as predictors for high resource use and costs. This is a pilot and feasibility study where two completely anonymized data sets from the SHCS and claim data from Helsana will be matched with an encrypted method (Bloom filters) with birth dates, gender, and antiretroviral therapy being the matching variables.