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Table 8 Analysis actual place of birth (n = 418)

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

  Mean costs of home birth group1
n = 96 (23.0%)
Mean costs of short-stay hospital birth group2
N = 31 (7.4%)
Mean costs of hospital group3
N = 291 (69.6%)
Subtotal week 16 -- 28 €100.65 €115.74 €122.50
Subtotal week 29 -- 42 €202.07* €214.53* €607.96*
Subtotal delivery €562.78* €491.07* €719.87*
Subtotal postpartum care €2,227.26* €1,924.40* €3,649.62*
Total health care costs €3,056.43* €2,711.47* €5,071.83*
Total non health care cost €116.35 €104.95 €136.54
Total costs actual place of birth €3,172.78* €2,816.42* €5,208.37*
  1. 1 Costs of women who gave birth at home under the supervision of a midwife (primary care)
  2. 2 Costs of women who gave birth in a short-stay hospital setting under the supervision of a midwife (primary care)
  3. 3 Costs of women who gave birth in a hospital under the supervision of an obstetrician (secondary care)
  4. *p < 0.05