The cost of universal screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in Ireland.

@article{Gillespie2011TheCO,
  title={The cost of universal screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in Ireland.},
  author={Paddy Gillespie and Ciaran T. O'Neill and Gloria Avalos and Mary Linda O'Reilly and Fidelma P. Dunne},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={912-8}
}
AIMS To estimate the costs associated with universal screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in Ireland. METHODS Bottom-up, prevalence-based cost analysis. Healthcare activity identified using the Atlantic Diabetes in Pregnancy (ATLANTIC DIP) database was grouped into five categories: screening and testing, gestational diabetes treatment, prenatal care, delivery care and neonatal care. A vector of unit cost data (euros in 2008 prices) was applied to specified resource use and the total… CONTINUE READING