Clinical and Cost Impact Analysis of a Novel Prognostic Test for Early Detection of Preterm Birth

@article{Caughey2016ClinicalAC,
  title={Clinical and Cost Impact Analysis of a Novel Prognostic Test for Early Detection of Preterm Birth},
  author={Aaron B. Caughey and John A. F. Zupancic and James M. Greenberg and Susan S. Garfield and Stephen F. Thung and J D Iams},
  journal={AJP Reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={e407 - e416}
}
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential impact to the U.S. health care system by adopting a novel test that identifies women at risk for spontaneous preterm birth. Methods A decision-analytic model was developed to assess clinical and cost outcomes over a 1-year period. The use of a prognostic test to predict spontaneous preterm birth in a hypothetical population of women reflective of the U.S. population (predictive arm) was compared with the current baseline rate… 

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