: In five field studies of the costs of DSD models for HIV treatment, most models within each country had relatively similar costs to one another and to conventional care. 6-month dispensing models were slightly less expensive, and most models provided substantial savings to patients. Limitations of our analysis included differences in costs included in each study. Research is needed to understand the effect of DSD models on the costs of ART programmes as a whole.
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