As health reform gains momentum, many changes have been seen in the way health services are delivered and financed. In an attempt to address the uncertainties and understand the costs of delivering STD prevention services, the authors examined the cost of STDs in a highly centralized public health agency system (PHAS). This commentary covers several implications that arise from this study.
Preston MA, Greenfield WW, Smith SA. Editorial Comment: Understanding Cost Variation in STD Service Delivery as State and Federal Agencies Reduce Funding. Front Public Health Serv Syst Res