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Cost Analysis and Performance Assessment of Partner Services for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, New York State, 2014.

Cost Analysis and Performance Assessment of Partner Services for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, New York State, 2014.
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Johnson BL, Tesoriero J, Feng W, Qian F, Martin EG,


Johnson BL, Tesoriero J, Feng W, Qian F, Martin EG, (click to view)

Johnson BL, Tesoriero J, Feng W, Qian F, Martin EG,

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Health services research 2017 08 11() doi 10.1111/1475-6773.12748

Abstract
OBJECTIVE
To estimate the programmatic costs of partner services for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection.

STUDY SETTING
New York State and local health departments conducting partner services activities in 2014.

STUDY DESIGN
A cost analysis estimated, from the state perspective, total program costs and cost per case assignment, patient interview, partner notification, and disease-specific key performance indicator.

DATA COLLECTION
Data came from contracts, a time study of staff effort, and statewide surveillance systems.

PRINCIPAL FINDINGS
Disease-specific costs per case assignment (mean: $580; range: $502-$1,111), patient interview ($703; $608-$1,609), partner notification ($1,169; $950-$1,936), and key performance indicator ($2,697; $1,666-$20,255) varied across diseases. Most costs (79 percent) were devoted to gonorrhea and chlamydial infection investigations.

CONCLUSIONS
Cost analysis complements cost-effectiveness analysis in evaluating program performance and guiding improvements.

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