The Economics of Preterm Delivery

Published in: Prenatal and Neonatal Medicine, v. 3, 1998, p. 16-19

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1997

by Jeannette Rogowski

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This paper summarizes what is known about the costs associated with low birth weight and discusses how these estimates might change due to advances in medical technology as well as changes in the health care market-place. It also addresses the question of the economic burden of low birth weight, that is, who pays for the economic costs associated with low birth weight births.

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