Perinatal screening for group B streptococci: cost-benefit analysis of rapid polymerase chain reaction.

@article{Haberland2002PerinatalSF,
  title={Perinatal screening for group B streptococci: cost-benefit analysis of rapid polymerase chain reaction.},
  author={Corinna Anke Haberland and William E. Benitz and Gillian D. Sanders and Jan Benjamin Pietzsch and Sanae F. Yamada and Lan Nguyen and Alan M. Garber},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={471-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the costs and benefits of a group B streptococci screening strategy using a new, rapid polymerase chain reaction test in a hypothetical cohort of expectant mothers in the United States. METHODS DESIGN Cost-benefit analysis using the human capital method. We developed a decision model to analyze the costs and benefits of a hypothetical group B streptococci screening strategy using a new, rapid polymerase chain reaction test as compared with the currently recommended… CONTINUE READING
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