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Table 1 Unit prices used in the cost 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

Component Unit Price* Data Sources
Midwife per hour € 35.11 KNOV/TNO1
Midwife assistant per hour € 31.60 KNOV/TNO1
GP per visit € 21,95 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
  per telephone consultation € 10,97 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
GP assistant per hour € 11.70 Collective labour agreement (GP care)
Out-patient clinic obstetrics/obstetrician/paediatrician/assistant physician per visit € 68.50 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
  per telephone consultation € 34.25 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
Nurse in hospital per hour € 10.36 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
Maternity care assistance at home per intake € 54.80 Nza3
  per telephone contact € 18.30 Nza3
  per hour € 39.40 Nza3
Ultrasound per visit € 34.38 CTG codes (CVZ)4
  per hour (telephone) € 10.36 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Physiotherapist per visit € 24.72 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
Alternative treatment per visit € 46.67 Websites alternative healers
  per telephone consultation € 15.00 Websites alternative healers
Medical specialist per visit € 68.50 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
  per telephone consultation € 34.25 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
Lactation aid per visit € 64.00 NVL5
  per telephone consultation € 10.00 NVL5
Dietician per 15 minutes € 14.20 Nza3
Physician child health centre per hour € 29.34 Collective labour agreement (home care)
Nurse child health centre per hour € 23.84 Collective labour agreement (home care)
Help from family and friends per hour € 9.02 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
Vacuum extraction per subject € 431.22 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Caesarean section (planned) per subject € 634.47 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Caesarean section (unplanned) per subject € 586.03 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Fundus expression per subject € 431.22 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Forceps per subject € 431.22 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Episiotomy per subject € 361.79 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Rupture (suture) per subject € 361,79 CTG codes (CVZ)4
Hospital day (mother and child) per day € 390.33 Oostenbrink et al. (2004)2
  1. 1KNOV: Koninklijke Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen (Royal Dutch Organization of Midwives)
  2. 2Oostenbrink et al. (2004) [18]. Dutch Manual for Costing: Methods and Standard Costs for Economic Evaluations in Health Care
  3. 3 Nza: Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (Dutch Healthcare Authority)
  4. 4 CTG: College Tarieven Gezondheidszorg (National Health Tariffs Authority)
  5. 5 NVL: Nederlandse Vereniging van Lactatiekundigen (Dutch Organization of Lactation professionals)
  6. * All prices are converted to reference year 2008 by means of price index numbers of June 2008