The impact of HIV-AIDS on the health sector 2002: Health facilities data - All provinces in South Africa
- Shisana, Olive
- Human Sciences Research Council, Medical University of Southern Africa
- Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
- Medical University of Southern Africa (Producer)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- South African Department of Health
HEALTH SERVICES; HEALTH SYSTEM; HIV/AIDS
Description: The questions contained in the health facility questionnaire were asked of 218 respondents (each representing one facility) from each of the facilities in the sample.Topics included in the questionnaires are: facility information, health institution (e.g. type), ownership of the health institution, location, size, services, human resources, turnover, admission rates, HIV/AIDS care, TB treatment, STDs treatment, cost of health care, drug utilization, laboratory supplies and utilization, resistance testing, blood transfusion services. The data contains 351 variables and 218 cases.
Abstract: The Nelson Mandela / HSRC study of HIV/AIDS (2002) reported an estimated prevalence of 4.5 million among persons aged two years and older. Given the overall impact of HIV/AIDS on South African society, and the need to make policies on the management of those living with the disease, it was important that studies were undertaken to provide data on the impact on the health system. This study was undertaken by the HSRC in collaboration with the national School of Public Health (NSPH) at the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA)and the Medical Research Council (MRC). It was commissioned by the National Department of Health (DoH) to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on the health system and to understand its progressive impact over time. The principal investigators sought to answer the following questions To what extent does HIV/AIDS affect the health system? What aspects or sub-systems are most affected? How is the impact going to progress over time? To answer the questions, a stratified cluster sample of 222 health facilities representative of the public and private sector in South Africa were drawn from the national DoH database on health facilities (1996). A nation-wide, representative sample of 2000 medical professionals including nursing professionals; other categories of nursing staff; other health professionals and non-professional health workers was obtained. In addition to this a representative probability sample of 2000 patients was obtained. Data collection methods included a postal survey and telephone interviews The major variables are listed below: Health institution details, type of health services provided, staff profile, absenteeism, staff turnover, vacancies, admission rates, length of stay, average number of visits made by patient, hospital bed occupancy rates, management of HIV/AIDS services, HIV/AIDS care, TB treatment, treatment for sexually transmitted disease, cost of health care, drug availability, laboratory supplies, blood transfusion services.
2001 / 2002
South Africa (ZA)
Update Metadata: 2021-01-13 | Issue Number: 1828 | Registration Date: 2015-02-03