A cost-benefit evaluation of prenatal diagnosis performed at a referral center with a population with a genetic or abnormality risk.

Authors

  • T Tomé Núcleo de Diagnóstico Prénatal da Maternidade Dr. Alfredo da Costa, Lisboa.
  • G Gaspar
  • A Marques
  • J Correia
  • A Lacerda
  • H Carreiro
  • P Faustino
  • A Ferreira
  • D Rosa
  • C Sing

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.2396

Abstract

Prenatal diagnosis (PND) has assistencial, psychological and economical consequences; it is very important to evaluate cost effectiveness for the population. A prospective study was done (longitudinal and descriptive) on a population referred to Maternidade Dr. Alfredo da Costa, divided into two groups. Group one with PND performed on proper time and second group a PND procedure performed on a adequate time. The general characterization, indications for reference and consequences were evaluated. The conclusions are that the indications for reference were correct and the diagnosis was effective in 17% of patients. Social, economical levels and multiparity were the most important factors affecting adequate PND. However concerning the results, the termination of pregnancy was more performed on the group 1 and more abnormalities were seen on the newborns of group 2.

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Tomé T, Gaspar G, Marques A, Correia J, Lacerda A, Carreiro H, Faustino P, Ferreira A, Rosa D, Sing C. A cost-benefit evaluation of prenatal diagnosis performed at a referral center with a population with a genetic or abnormality risk. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 1997 Mar. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 10];10(2-3):167-72. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/2396

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Arquivo Histórico