Department of Health

AIDS Institute

The Department of Health's AIDS Institute seeks to prevent the spread of AIDS and coordinates a system of care for people infected with the AIDS virus. We examined the efficiency of an Institute program for providing prescription drugs to people infected with the AIDS virus. We found that between $1.1 and $1.8 million a year in administrative costs could be saved if this program were merged with a similar Department program for providing prescription drugs to the elderly. We note that these savings could be used to fund additional Institute services. We also found that, if the Institute funded continuing third-party insurance coverage for certain individuals, as is done in some other states, the Institute could provide the same amount of prescription drugs at a lower cost. We further noted that program effectiveness could be improved if the recommendations made by an internal evaluation unit were implemented.

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