Health Care Utilization Among Women Who Have Undergone Breast Implant Surgery

Health Care Utilization Among Women Who Have Undergone Breast Implant Surgery
Aleina Tweed
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003

Although breast implant surgery is most often privately-funded surgery, the publicly-funded healthcare system may bear the burden of increased use due to resulting complications. But do women who undergo breast implant surgery use the public system more than women who have never had this surgery? This report addresses this question, with implications for women and for policy-makers.

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