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Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and neonatal outcomes: a cost analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20435284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation was to examine the economic impact of performing elective repeat cesarean during 37 or 38 weeks of gestation relative to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation of a 39-week delivery.
STUDY DESIGN: Decision analysis modeling was used to estimate economic outcomes for a hypothetical cohort of neonates using data from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network study of "Timing of Elective Repeat Cesarean Delivery at Term and Neonatal Outcomes." Costs and charges were estimated using the Florida Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.
RESULTS: A total of 82,541 deliveries occurring between 37-39 completed weeks of gestation were analyzed for the incidence of adverse outcomes and their hospital costs and charges. The model demonstrated increased costs through increasing adverse outcomes among elective repeat cesarean deliveries performed <39 weeks of gestation.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that there are benefits to waiting until 39 weeks of gestation to perform an elective repeat cesarean delivery.
Christopher J Robinson; Margaret S Villers; Donna D Johnson; Kit N Simpson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  202     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-31     Completed Date:  2010-06-22     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  632.e1-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section, Repeat / adverse effects,  economics*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis / economics
Gestational Age
Intensive Care, Neonatal / economics*
Length of Stay / economics
Models, Economic
Pregnancy Outcome
Surgical Procedures, Elective / adverse effects,  economics*
Time Factors
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