J 2014-05-31 13:52:26
I don’t have enough RAM to properly read these.
Could you please have a look.
I thought I saw:
study of privately funded implanted women ?
graph – how many women as a result of mastectomy
British Columbia (implants/residents) only (not “Canadian” as the
original post implies)
A move to maybe force BC women to get their own private insurance? or
copay for resurguries?
Or please look at the graphs, is it as I mentioned earlier, surgery
resource issues ?
Tim jackson 2014-05-31 13:52:36
16 out of 92 women had implants as a result of mastectomy for cancer, plus12
after mastectomy for other unspecified reasons. (I presume “mastectomy” here
means any breast surgery, the main alternative is “cosmetic”.) I don’t see
any statements about funding, and I wouldn’t like to hazard a guess as to
any underlying political motives, that would be for someone who knows
The study, called “Health Care Utilisation Among Women Who Have Undergone
Breast Implant Surgery” is by BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
not BC-CDC as stated in Ilena’s summary.
It is of 147 breast-implant patients in BC, compared to a control group of
583, studied over an 11-year period. The main factors studied were medical
events – visits, hospitalisations etc., and background information (type of
implant, lifestyle, socio-economics etc.) collected by questionnaire was
included. They showed a significant increase in hospitalisations etc.
during the first few years after implant, but were unable to establish
causal relationships with any of the background factors studied. There is
an extensive breakdown of the actual services used. They conclude that
breast implants of any type increase use of the public health service.