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Access to breast prostheses via a government-funded service in Victoria, Australia

Livingston, Patricia, White, Victoria, Roberts, Susan, Pritchard, Emma, Gibbs, Anne and Hill, David J. 2003, Access to breast prostheses via a government-funded service in Victoria, Australia, Evaluation review, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 563-578, doi: 10.1177/0193841X03256136.

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Title Access to breast prostheses via a government-funded service in Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Livingston, Patricia
White, Victoria
Roberts, Susan
Pritchard, Emma
Gibbs, Anne
Hill, David J.
Journal name Evaluation review
Volume number 27
Issue number 5
Start page 563
End page 578
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Beverly Hills, Calif.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0193-841X
Keyword(s) breast cancer
mastectomy
external breast prosthesis
breast prosthesis services
government-funded programs
Summary For many women, the only alternative to breast reconstruction following a mastectomy is to use external prostheses, which need replacing regularly at a cost of up to $395 per prosthesis. Commonwealth and state governments across Australia have responded to this need by providing subsidies to assist in the purchase of breast prostheses. However, current arrangements have been highly variable and sometimes difficult to access. As part of a larger review of breast pros-thesis services in Victoria, Australia, the aim of this research was to evaluate client satisfaction among Victorian women who accessed funds through the State Government's Aids and Equipment Program, compare the responses of the program service providers with the experiences of clients accessing funding, and identify opportunities to improve service provision.


Notes The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Evaluation review, Vol 27, Issue 5, 2003, © SAGE Publications Ltd 2003 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Evaluation review page: http://erx.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0193841X03256136
Field of Research 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004387

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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