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Running head: COST AND QUALITY ANALYSIS (HIV/AIDS) 1Cost and Quality Analysis (HIV/AIDS)Name:Course:Institution:Date:
COST AND QUALITY ANALYSIS (HIV/AIDS) 2Relationship between healthcare cost and quality with HIV/AIDS Healthcare has become extremely costly in most parts of the world. For instance, in theUnited States, the cost per capita is projected to be between 60-150 percent higher compared toother economically developed countries. The United States spent over $32 billion in the 2016Financial Year. This increased spending is attributed to mandatory treatment programs anddomestic care for people living with HIV/AIDS. However, this rate of growth in spending isreported to have reduced in recent years in the United States. Although the United States isranked as the most expensive in the world in providing healthcare, it is the twenty-fifth in theworld for life expectancy and ranks poorly on other measures of quality healthcare. Poor quality of healthcare in the United States despite the heavy spending has triggeredresearchers to try and ascertain the specific sources of extravagant spending. Enormous effortshave directed to the evaluation of regional healthcare expenditure specifically the Medicareinitiative in the U.S. However, the results from the regional variation in expenditure cost doesnot correlate with the quality of healthcare offered suggesting that health services in the region

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