Journal article

Do women have equitable access to quality breast prosthesis services?

P Livingston, S Roberts, V White, A Gibbs, D Bonnici, D Hill

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | Published : 2000

Abstract

Although up to 90% of women who have had a mastectomy use breast prostheses, significant gaps exist around current breast prosthesis services for Australian women. These gaps include the timeliness and quality of information provision, the disparity in financial assistance, and the lack of knowledge regarding the determinants of what constitutes a "quality" breast prosthesis. Revised policy initiatives are central to addressing these gaps to ensure equitable access to quality breast prosthesis services.