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Do severe maternal morbidity and adequate prenatal care affect the delivery cost? A nationwide cohort study for 11 years with follow up

Authors
 JY Nam  ;  E Cho  ;  EC Park 
Citation
 BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, Vol.126(13) : 1623-1631, 2019 
Journal Title
 BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY 
ISSN
 1470-0328 
Issue Date
2019
MeSH
Adolescent ; Adult ; Delivery, Obstetric/economics* ; Delivery, Obstetric/standards ; Female ; Follow-Up Studies ; Humans ; Maternal Age ; Maternal Health/economics* ; Pregnancy ; Pregnancy Complications/economics ; Pregnancy Complications/epidemiology* ; Prenatal Care/economics ; Prenatal Care/standards* ; Prenatal Care/statistics & numerical data ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Retrospective Studies ; Young Adult
Keywords
Caesarean section ; cohort study ; delivery medical costs ; prenatal care ; severe maternal morbidity
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether severe maternal morbidity (SMM) and adequate prenatal care (PNC) affect delivery cost. DESIGN: Population-based retrospective cohort study. SETTING: National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort in Korea. POPULATION: A total of 90 035 deliveries in 2003 and 2013. METHODS: Severe maternal morbidity was determined using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's algorithm. Delivery medical costs were calculated by estimating claimed total medical costs using year-specific inflation adjustment factors. Adequate PNC was estimated by the Kessner Adequacy of Prenatal Care Index. To estimate adjusted mean delivery medical costs related to SMM, we applied a generalised estimating equation model with log link and γ distribution, by adjusting for all covariates. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Delivery cost was calculated by estimating claimed total medical cost during delivery hospitalisation using year-specific inflation. RESULTS: Of the 90 035 deliveries, 2041 (2.27%) involved SMM. Women with SMM had a greater adjusted mean cost of delivery (US$ 1,263, 95% CI US$ 1,196-1,334) than those without (US$ 740, 95% CI US$ 729-750). Interestingly, women who had inadequate PNC had higher delivery medical costs than those with adequate PNC, adjusted for all covariates. CONCLUSION: Delivery involving SMM was associated with nearly doubled medical costs. Additionally, inadequate PNC increased the medical costs of delivery. The current study confirmed the burden of SMM and found that adequate PNC might be a useful preventive factor in reducing medical costs. TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: We found that women with severe maternal morbidity and inadequate prenatal care had increased medical costs during delivery hospitalisation.
Full Text
https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1471-0528.15895
DOI
10.1111/1471-0528.15895
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/174522
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