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An economic model of the benefits of professional doula labor support in Wisconsin births.

@article{Chapple2013AnEM,
  title={An economic model of the benefits of professional doula labor support in Wisconsin births.},
  author={Will Chapple and Amy L. Gilliland and Dongmei Li and Emily J. Shier and Emily Wright},
  journal={WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin},
  year={2013},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={
          58-64
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study is to estimate the immediate cost savings per delivery with in-hospital professional doula labor support in Wisconsin. This is the first study that calculates the estimated cost savings of professional doula labor support specific to Wisconsin. METHODS This analysis used results presented in and derived from the Cochrane Review of continuous labor support to estimate procedure reduction and cost savings in Wisconsin using birth statistics from 2010. The… 

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