Management research to provide operational advice on improving quality, reducing costs and eliminating disparities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that as many as 25 percent of the 1.2 million Americans who are HIV positive are unaware that they are carrying the virus. To better understand the opportunities and challenges the nation faces in identifying and treating those infected, HRET, in partnership with the CDC, surveyed 1,000 hospitals in 2009 on their current practices of HIV testing and treatment. The survey included questions that addressed the following:
Findings from this survey will provide an understanding of the impact of the CDC's revised recommendations for HIV testing in hospitals and indicate where and in what departments more effort is required to support the adoption of these recommendations. To learn more about the survey, contact Steve Hines at (312) 422-2607 or email@example.com.
To access HRET's operational guide on implementing or expanding ED-based HIV testing, go to www.edhivtestguide.org.
To access HRET's online toolkit for providers to assess HIV testing and screening costs and reimbursement, go here.