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Table 4 The potential cost savings of reducing postnatal length of stay

From: Reducing the length of postnatal hospital stay: implications for cost and quality of care

Scenario/assumptions Mean length of stay (hours) Cost per mother
Current 36 £692
reduced length of stay with proportionate costs 30 £577
reduced length of stay considering fixed costs of admission and discharge 30 £617
reduced length of stay, considering fixed costs & contingency capacity 30 £639