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ACSUS Survey Design

The AIDS Cost and Services Utilization Survey (ACSUS) was a longitudinal study of persons with HIV-related disease. In a combination of personal interviews and abstraction of medical and billing records spanning an 18-month period, information was collected on more than 1,900 HIV-infected adults and adolescents, including approximately 350 women, and on 140 HIV-infected children under 13 years of age.

Berk, M.L., Maffeo, C., and Schur, C.L.: Research Design and Analysis Objectives. AIDS Cost and Services Utilization Survey (ACSUS) Reports, No. 1. AHCPR Publication No. 93-0019. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 1993.

This report is a survey of the ACSUS research design and analysis objectives. It covers such issues as sample design, data collection design, strengths and limitations of the data, and the analytic utility of the data.

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