This article provides the estimates of the cost implications of switching from routine to restrictive episiotomy in 2 provinces in Argentina (Santa Fe and Salta) from the viewpoint of the health provider. A decision-tree model was constructed that used the probabilities and patient outcomes the results of a trial in Argentina;: resource use, cost, and local epidemiologic data from interviews with obstetricians in the selected provinces and from literature reviews. Probabilistic sensitivity analysis was conducted, which provided 90% confidence ranges for the cost data.
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2002) 186 (2) 221-228 [doi:10.1067/mob.2002.119632]
The cost-effectiveness of routine versus restrictive episiotomy in Argentina
Published 4 December 2006