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By |January 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|

New Brunswick Midwifery Care-Cost Analysis

By |April 30th, 2015|Documents|

[Download As PDF] Savings per course of care averages $1200.  Savings are due primarily to shorter hospital stays (or none at all), fewer interventions such as C-sections and instrument assisted births, fewer ER visits (both prenatally and postpartum) and fewer readmissions to hospital.[i] In New Brunswick approximately 7000 babies are born per year.[ii] Midwives provide care for approximately 10% of births in Ontario.  Ontario has a very well regarded and established midwifery system.  In Ontario 40% of women who desire midwifery care cannot access it.  The number of families requesting midwifery care increases each year.[iii] Midwives will save money for our healthcare system.  If New Brunswick implements a midwifery care system that has the ability to care for just 10% of its mothers and babies, we would save approximately: We need [...]