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Research Article

Early and Late Direct Costs in a Southern African Antiretroviral Treatment Programme: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

  • Rory Leisegang,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Susan Cleary,

    Affiliation: Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Michael Hislop,

    Affiliation: Aids for AIDS, Medscheme, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Alistair Davidse,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Leon Regensberg,

    Affiliation: Aids for AIDS, Medscheme, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Francesca Little,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Gary Maartens mail

    gary.maartens@uct.ac.za

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: December 01, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000189

About the Authors

Rory Leisegang, Alistair Davidse, Gary Maartens
Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Susan Cleary
Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Michael Hislop, Leon Regensberg
Aids for AIDS, Medscheme, Cape Town, South Africa
Francesca Little
Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: gary.maartens@uct.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RL SC MH AD LR FL GM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: RL SC MH AD LR FL GM. Designed the experiments/the study: RL GM. Analyzed the data: RL MH AD FL. Collected data/did experiments for the study: MH. Wrote the first draft of the paper: RL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SC MH AD LR FL GM. Ccontributed to the overall study design and methodology: SC. Collection and preparation of data used in the study: MH. Provided input into data analysis methodology: MH. Statistical consultant to the revision of this paper: FL. Reviewed various drafts of the paper: FL.