Kozhimannil, K. B., Hardeman, R. R., Alarid‐Escudero, F., Vogelsang, C. A., Blauer‐Peterson, C., & Howell, E. A. (2016). Modeling the cost‐effectiveness of doula care associated with reductions in preterm birth and cesarean delivery. Birth, 43(1), 20-27.
NPM: 2: Low-Risk Cesarean Deliveries
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Labor Support
Intervention Results:Women who received doula support had lower preterm and cesarean birth rates than Medicaid beneficiaries regionally (4.7 vs 6.3%, and 20.4 vs 34.2%). After adjustment for covariates, women with doula care had 22 percent lower odds of preterm birth (AOR 0.77 [95% CI 0.61–0.96]). Cost‐effectiveness analyses indicate potential savings associated with doula support reimbursed at an average of $986 (ranging from $929 to $1,047 across states).