Obesity in pregnancy: Outcomes and economics
Rowlands, Ingrid, Graves, Nicholas, de Jersey, Susan, McIntyre, H. David, & Callaway, Leonie (2009) Obesity in pregnancy: Outcomes and economics. Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 15(2), pp. 94-99. (In Press)
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Maternal obesity is an important aspect of reproductive care. It is the commonest risk factor for maternal mortality in developed countries and is also associated with a wide spectrum of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Maternal obesity may have longer-term implications for the health of the mother and infant, which in turn will have economic implications. Efforts to prevent, manage and treat obesity in pregnancy will be costly, but may pay dividends from reduced future economic costs, and subsequent improvements to maternal and infant health. Decision-makers working in this area of health services should understand whether the problem can be reduced, at what cost; and then, what cost savings and health benefits will accrue in the future from a reduction of the problem.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Costs, Maternal, Pregnancy, Obesity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Health Economics (140208)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PAEDIATRICS AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (111400) > Obstetrics and Gynaecology (111402)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright © 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd|
|Deposited On:||28 Jan 2010 12:26|
|Last Modified:||06 Mar 2012 00:50|
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