Cost‐effectiveness of intensive care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients: experience from South Africa

  title={Cost‐effectiveness of intensive care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients: experience from South Africa},
  author={S. Cleary and T. Wilkinson and C. T. Tamandjou Tchuem and S. Docrat and G. Solanki},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  • S. Cleary, T. Wilkinson, +2 authors G. Solanki
  • Published 2021
  • Medicine
  • BMC Health Services Research
  • Background Given projected shortages of critical care capacity in public hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African government embarked on an initiative to purchase this capacity from private hospitals. In order to inform purchasing decisions, we assessed the cost-effectiveness of intensive care management for admitted COVID-19 patients across the public and private health systems in South Africa. Methods Using a modelling framework and health system perspective, costs and health… CONTINUE READING

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