The cost of improving the outcome for infants of birthweight 500-999 g in Victoria.
The aim of this study was to conduct an economic evaluation of neonatal intensive care for extremely low birthweight (ELBW) infants born in the state of Victoria.
Two distinct eras (1979-80 and 1985-87) were compared.
Follow-up data at 2 years of age were available for all 89 survivors from the 351 live births in 1979-80, and for 211 of 212 survivors from the 560 live births in 1985-87.
The overall cost-effectiveness for ELBW infants during 1985-87 compared with 1979-80 was $104 990 ($A 1987) per additional survivor, or $5390 ($A 1987) per additional life year gained.
Cost-effectiveness improved with increasing birthweight.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Economie santé, Prématuré, Nouveau né, Homme, Poids naissance très faible, Coût
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Health economy, Premature, Newborn, Human, Very low birthweight, Costs
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0312218
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.