Costs and outcomes of COVID-19 related hospitalization during the first-wave at a Tertiarylevel hospital in Gauteng, South Africa: A retrospective review

By  Kerensa Govender  Khumo Modiba  Sinethemba Madlala  Lineo Matsela  Dr Ijeoma Edoka  Jeremy Nel  Professor Gesine Meyer-Rath  Dr. Jacqui Miot  |  | 

Background: Estimates of the cost of COVID-19 care are critical for health-system resilience and
responsiveness to future health crises. However, there is a dearth of cost estimates for pandemic
related hospitalization in the South African public-sector, which bore a significant proportion of the
COVID-19 healthcare-burden.

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