The impact of preterm birth on hospital inpatient admissions and costs during the first 5 years of life.

@article{Petrou2003TheIO,
  title={The impact of preterm birth on hospital inpatient admissions and costs during the first 5 years of life.},
  author={Stavros Petrou and Ziyah Mehta and Christine A. Hockley and Paula Cook-Mozaffari and Jane Henderson and Michael J. Goldacre},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 6 Pt 1},
  pages={1290-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the cumulative use and cost of hospital inpatient services to 5 years of age by individuals divided into 4 subgroups by gestational age at birth. DESIGN Costs applied to the hospital service utilization profile of each infant born in 2 areas covered by the Oxford Record Linkage Study during 1970-1993. SETTING Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, southern United Kingdom. SUBJECTS 239 694 individuals divided into 4 subgroups by gestational age at birth: <28 weeks, 28 to 31… CONTINUE READING

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