The cost of prematurity

Trajkova, Kornelija and Zisovska, Elizabeta and HadziLega, Marija and Brezovska, Katerina and Adamova, Gordana (2014) The cost of prematurity. In: First Macedonian and Fourth Adriatic Congress on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 24-27 Apr 2014, Ohrid, Macedonia.

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Prematurity is still a major problem not only in the field of obstetrics and perinatal medicine but also for the society as a whole, not to mention the burdens for the concerned infants and their families.(1) The financial burden of preterm birth (PB) is exceptionally high. The cost of care of premature in Germany is around €730 million per year. When this amount is added to the cost of clinical management of mothers with threatened PB which amounted to about €360 million, the total cost is more than €1 billion. These calculations do not include the cost of long-term care of children and adults with disabilities due to prematurity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Elizabeta Zisovska
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 09:15
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2015 09:15

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