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Public hospital costs of treatment of abortion complications in Nigeria

Benson, J. and Okoh, M. and KrennHrubec, K. and Mañibo Lazzarino, M. A. and Johnston, H. B.. (2012) Public hospital costs of treatment of abortion complications in Nigeria. International journal of gynecology & obstetrics, Vol. 118, H. Suppl. 2. pp. 134-140.

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Abstract

Unsafe abortion is a significant contributor to maternal mortality in Nigeria, and treatment of postabortion complications drains public healthcare resources. Provider estimates of medications, supplies, and staff time spent in 17 public hospitals were used to estimate the per-case and annual costs of postabortion care (PAC) provision in Ogun and Lagos states and the Federal Capital Territory. PAC with treatment of moderate complications (US $112) cost 60% more per case than simple PAC (US $70). In cases needing simple PAC, treatment with dilation and curettage (D&C, US $80) cost 18% more per case than manual vacuum aspiration (US $68). Annually, all public hospitals in these 3 states spend US $807 442 on PAC. This cost could be reduced by shifting service provision to an outpatient basis, allowing service provision by midwives, and abandoning the use of D&C. Availability of safe, legal abortion would further decrease cost and reduce preventable deaths from unsafe abortion.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Household Economics and Health Systems Research > Household Health Systems (Mäusezahl)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Johnston, Heidi
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Harper
ISSN:0020-7292
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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