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  1. Fulltext. Maternal minimum-stay legislation : Cost and policy implications.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    Recently, most state legislatores and Congress have passed laws mandating insurance coverage for a minimum period of inpatient care following delivery.

    This study analyzed the likely cost implications of one state's law.

    Methods

    Hospital discharge records for Illinois women who gave birth (n=167769) and infants born (n=164905) during a 12-month period predating the law were analyzed.

    Results

    As a percentage of total spending on birth-related admissions and readmissions, the net effect of the law ranges from a savings of 0.1% to a cost of 20.2%. Conclusions.

    There may be large cost implications to this legislation, even with savings from avoided readmissions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Accouchement, Santé, Législation, Durée, Hospitalisation, Postpartum, Minimum, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Tendance

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human, Female, Delivery, Health, Legislation, Duration, Hospitalization, Puerperium, Minimum, Cost analysis, Health economy, Trend

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0311293

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 16/11/1999.