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Economic and health impact of prenatal care in pregnant women with public health insurance in Colombia during 2014

Economic and health impact of prenatal care in pregnant women with public health insurance in Colombia during 2014

Salud Publica de Mexico 59(2): 176-182

To estimate health care costs of live births and the impact of prenatal care visit (PCV) in women from poor households. A randomized sample of 9 244 pregnant women (out of total= 25 000). Mean differences and proportions were calculated to compare results in both groups of women. The costs were estimated in American Dollars (USD) 2014, from the payer's perspective. 75% of women live in urban areas. The mean age was 23 years old (CI95% 23.5-23.8). The average cost with PCV was USD 609.1 (CI95%: 581-632.7) and without PCV was USD 857.8 (CI95%: 774.7-923.8) and 87% of women attended at least one PCV. The health care costs increased in 32% (CI95% 27.1-41) in women who did not attended PCV. The PCV is an efficient and effective intervention for managing the risk of maternal health.

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