Editorial

Time for ‘basic antenatal care plus’ in South Africa?

G J Hofmeyr, L Mentrop

Abstract


The cost of antenatal visits, both to the state and to individual women, is an important consideration. However, too few visits result in missed opportunities to detect and treat asymptomatic pregnancy complications.

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G J Hofmeyr, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane hospitals, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape, South Africa

L Mentrop, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane hospitals, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Keywords

Antenatal care; Visits; Basic Antenatal Care Plus; South Africa

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(11):902-903. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.10186

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-10-09
Date published: 2015-10-09

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