4230.0 Determinants of Utilization and Costs of Hospital Maternity Services

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session highlights drivers of patient satisfaction with hospital maternity care, discusses the determinants of hospital charges associated with delivery, and compares models for prediction of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission and length of stay. These are understudied areas in the research literature. Information from this session is relevant to those who care for women during childbirth - including obstetricians, nurse-midwives and labor and delivery nurses, and those who do research on childbirth-related issues.
Session Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe determinants of satisfaction of women hospitalized for labor and delivery 2- Discuss the influence of various demographic and psychosocial factors on hospital charges associated with childbirth 3- Identify the association between pregnancy risk factors and neonatal intensive care unit NICU utilization.
Rada Dagher, PhD, MPH
Kristen Kjerulff, MA, PhD

Introductory Remarks
Patient assessments of hospital maternity care: Variables which contribute most to increase satisfaction
Tonio Schoenfelder, PhD, Tom Schaal, Joachim Kugler, MD PhD and Joerg Klewer, MD PhD
Determinants of hospital charges associated with childbirth
Rada Dagher, PhD, MPH and Kristen Kjerulff, MA, PhD
Employing Artificial Neural Network Technique to Predict NICU Utilization by Maternal Clinical Data at Admission of Delivery
Chun-Chih Jim Huang, PhD, Nawar Shara, PhD, Jason G. Umans, MD, PhD and Helain J. Landy, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)