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Community-based healthcare costs for children born low birthweight, preterm and/or small for gestational age: Data from the longitudinal study of Australian children

Westrupp, Elizabeth; Lucas, Nina; Mensah, Fiona; Gold, Lisa; Wake, Melissa; Nicholson, Jan


Aim: Children born low birthweight, preterm and/or small for gestational age (SGA) sustain substantially increased costs for hospital-based health care and additional educational support in the first few years of life. This is the first study internationally to investigate costs beyond hospital care, to community-based health care and prescription medicines across early and middle childhood with actual cost data, and to examine these costs according to the severity of perinatal risk. Method: In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Child: Care, Health and Development
DOI: 10.1111/cch.12040


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