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Table 4 Quantities of resource use per period.

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 Week 16-28 Week 29-42 Delivery Post-partum
   HB
N = 204
SSHB
N = 157
HB
N = 189
SSHB
N = 142
HB
N = 246
SSHB
N = 180
HB
N = 246
SSHB
N = 179
Midwife Visit/telephone 832 606 1281 919 382 251 629 382
Midwife assistent Visit/telephone 36 28 27 6 0 0 0 0
GP Visit 56 40 23 23 0 1 91 64
  Telephone 8 9 4 2 0 0 16 15
GP assistant Visit/telephone 51 34 33 13 0 0 19 15
Out-patient clinic obstetrics/obstetrician/paediatrician/assistent Visit 4 2 198 185 55 41 28 30
  Telephone consultation 112 122 9 5 4 8 6 4
Nurse in hospital Visit/telephone 26 25 35 48 8 13 0 0
Maternity care assistance at home Intake 4 4 42 31 0 0 N/A N/A
  Telephone 4 1 8 4 0 0 0 0
  Visit 3 2 1 4 57 12 237 169
Ultrasound Visit 85 86 5 11 0 0 0 0
  Telephone 0 1 33 24 0 0 0 0
Physiotherapist Visit 27 36 7 1 0 0 7 0
Alternative treatment Visit 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 5
  Telephone 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
Medical specialist Visit 12 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
  Telephone consultation 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Lactation aid Visit 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5
  Telephone consultation 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Physician child health centre Visit/telephone 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 55
Nurse child health centre Visit/telephone 0 0 0 0 0 0 267 192
Help from family and friends Visit/telephone 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 47
Vacuum extraction Per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A 43 29 N/A N/A
Caesarean section (planned) Per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A 10 10 N/A N/A
Caesarean section (unplanned) Per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A 21 27 N/A N/A
Fundus expression Per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A 14 11 N/A N/A
Forceps Per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 1 N/A N/A
Episiotomy Per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A 122 75 N/A N/A
Rupture Per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A 82 66 N/A N/A
Hospital day (mother and child) Per day 7 0 83 47 33 21 840 854
  1. HB = intending to give birth at home
  2. SSHB = intending to give birth in a short-stay hospital setting