Health Service Use and Costs Associated with Low Birth Weight – A Population Level Analysis


OBJECTIVES: To examine differences in health services utilization (HSU) costs in the first year of life between low birth weight (LBW) and normal birth weight (NBW) infants, identify maternal and child characteristics associated with HSU costs, and estimate annual HSU cost of LBW infants for the province of Alberta, Canada.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2015

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Healthcare Services

Authors: Thanh Nguyen, Jennifer Toye, Anamaria Savu, Manoj Kumar, Padma Kaul

Journal Title: The Journal Of Pediatrics

Volume: 167

Issue: 3

Pages: 551-556