Cost-effectiveness analysis: birth center vs. hospital care

Nurs Econ. 1995 Sep-Oct;13(5):299-308.


Increasingly nursing will need to prove the cost effectiveness of alternative models of care. A cost-effectiveness analysis, using a decision analysis format, compared a birthing center to a hospital for low-risk deliveries. Results indicate that a birth center is a cost-effective model of nursing care.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Birthing Centers / economics*
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Decision Trees
  • Delivery Rooms / economics*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Pregnancy