The prevalence and payer costs of potentially avoidable emergent care visits for suspected amniotic membrane rupture in pregnant women

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By Christine Ferro, Jocelyn Lau, Bruce S. Pyenson, Mona Kelkar | 30 July 2018

Concern over amniotic fluid leakage is common among pregnant women and uncertainty about pre-labor rupture of amniotic membranes (PROM) can lead women to visit emergency departments or labor and delivery units for evaluation. Many of these visits don't result in delivery, yet they carry significant and potentially unnecessary healthcare expenditures. This research estimates the prevalence and payer cost of potentially avoidable medical visits for suspected cases of PROM.

This article was originally published in the July 2018 edition of American Health & Drug Benefits.

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