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Tilden EL, Lee VR, Allen AJ
Cost-effectiveness analysis of latent versus active labor hospital admission for medically low-risk, term women.
The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes and costs of hospital admission during the latent versus active phase of labor. It found that delaying admission until active labor would result in 672,000 fewer epidurals, 67,232 fewer cesarean deliveries, and 9.6 fewer maternal deaths in our theoretic cohort as compared to admission during latent labor.
Citation: Tilden EL, Lee VR, Allen AJ . Cost-effectiveness analysis of latent versus active labor hospital admission for medically low-risk, term women. Birth 2015 Sep;42(3):219-26. doi: 10.1111/birt.12179..
Keywords: Labor and Delivery, Comparative Effectiveness, Healthcare Costs, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Hospitalization