Journal article

Cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction with pregnancy day care for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

L Dunlop, M Umstad, G McGrath, K Reidy, S Brennecke

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN N Z COLLEGE OBSTETRICIANS & GYNECOLOGISTS | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To quantify the cost-effectiveness of, and evaluate patient satisfaction with, day care for management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study. SETTING: Pregnancy Day Care Centre, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. SAMPLE: A total of 1200 consecutive women attending with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. METHODS: Sociodemographic details and perinatal outcome were entered in a purpose designed computer program. A satisfaction questionnaire was administered to 130 women. Clinical costing data were calculated by casemix analysts to compare traditional inpatient and day care models of care. RESULTS: An admission to the Pregnancy Day Care Ce..

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