Using simulation for aids policy modeling: Benefits for hiv/aids prevention policy makers in vienna, austria
Rauner, M. S. (2002). Using simulation for AIDS policy modeling: benefits for HIV/AIDS prevention policy makers in Vienna, Austria. [Journal Article; Review]. Health Care Manag Sci, 5(2), 121-134.
In spite of advanced therapies and the success of additional prevention programs, the HIV/AIDS epidemic still remains a challenge. Our paper refers academics, health care managers, and policy makers to the relevance of AIDS policy simulators in better decision-making. By highlighting the types of decisions AIDS policy models can support, we demonstrate the strategic role of AIDS policy simulators for the efficient and effective planning of scarce resources to fight the epidemic. For each type of decision, we then review exemplary AIDS policy simulators that have helped policy makers make better decisions. Finally, we present the benefits of an AIDS policy simulator for HIV/AIDS prevention policy makers in Vienna, Austria.