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Table 5 Base case analysis

From: Cost Analysis of the Dutch Obstetric System: low-risk nulliparous women preferring home or short-stay hospital birth - a prospective non-randomised controlled study

  Bootstrapped mean costs of home birth group1 Bootstrapped mean costs of short-stay hospital birth group2 Differences (mean (2.5th percentile, 97.5th percentile)) Mean costs of home birth group1 Mean costs of short-stay hospital birth group2
Week 16 -- 28     N = 204 N = 157
Cost of contacts with health care professionals €105.38 €106.79 1 (-14, 15) €104.38 €102.05
Cost of medication €6.57 €4.51 -2 (-6, 2) €6.54 €4.50
Cost of hospitalisation €13.82 €0 -14 (-46, 0) €13.39 € 0,00
Subtotal week 16 -- 28 € 124.11 €105.77 -18 (-52, 7) €124.32 €106.55
Week 29 -- 42     N = 189 N = 142
Cost of contacts with health care professionals €180.68 €196.96 16 (-16, 51) €177.08 €192.99
Cost of medication €14.10 €.9.30 -5 (-14, 3) €14.16 €9.10
Cost of hospitalisation €341.17 €285.43 -56 (-299, 166) €336.63 €291.37
Subtotal week 29 -- 42 €526.63 €491.87 -35 (-282,203) €527.87 €493.46
Delivery     N = 246 N = 180
Cost of contacts with health care professionals €138.38 €87.94 -50 (-76, -25)* €98.48 €64.93
Cost of hospitalisation €73.83 €61.26 -13 (-50, 22) €52.36 €45.54
Cost of medical interventions €481.01 €505.64 25 (-26, 76) €479.26 €504.78
Cost of pain control €7.92 €9.35 1 (-2, 5) €7.91 €9.38
Subtotal delivery €637.06 €620.85 -16 (-76, 48) €638.01 €624.62
Postpartum care     N = 246 N = 179
Cost of contacts with health care professionals €166.44 €150.11 -16 (-36, 2) € 111.08 €103.08
Cost of maternity care assistance at home €1,551.69 €1,240.69 -311 (-485, -150)* € 1.034.51 €853.98
Cost of help from family and friends €24.91 €38.18 13 (-10, 44) € 16,67 €25.77
Cost of medication €6.50 €5.28 -1 (-6, 3) € 4.38 €3.67
Cost of hospitalisation mother €707.77 €959.06 251 (69, 433)* € 704.50 €968.19
Cost of hospitalisation child €635.81 €965.88 330 (-8, 707) € 628.34 €944.21
Subtotal postpartum care €2,506.09 €2,873.31 367 (-99, 865) € 2.499,47 €2,898.90
Transportation costs during delivery €33.92 € 21,85 -12 (-33, 12) N = 215
€ 29.16
N = 155
€19.09
Extra costs incurred by responders €68.85 € 71,95 3 (-14, 22) N = 215
€ 62.82
N = 155
€66.32
Total health care costs €3,595.38 € 3.847,04 252 (-306, 867) N = 248
€ 3.600,20
N = 184
€3,877.84
Total non-health care cost €110.95 € 114,62 4 (-29, 39) € 96.27 €97.02
Total costs from societal perspective €3,694.83 € 3.949,97 255 (-353, 859) € 3.696,47 €3,,974.86
  1. 1 Costs of women who intended to give birth at home
  2. 2 Costs of women who intended to give birth in a short-stay hospital setting
  3. * p < 0.05