The costs of diagnosing breast-related conditions at a large, public hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

By  Naomi Lince-Deroche  Craig van Rensburg  Cindy Firnhaber, Carol Benn, Grace Rubin,Pamela Michelow, Sarah Rayne  |  | 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in South Africa. Offering comprehensive breast care services requires careful planning; yet, there is limited literature on the costs of providing services in low-resource settings. We aimed to estimate the average costs per procedure and patient for the diagnosis of breast conditions in South Africa, including the impact of shifting to lower-cost imaging options.

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