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Cost-effectiveness of Diagnostic Testing Strategies Including Cervical-Length Measurement and Fibronectin Testing in Women With Symptoms of Preterm Labor

van Baaren, G.-J.; Vis, J. Y.; Wilms, F. F.; Oudijk, M. A.; Kwee, A.; Porath, M. M.; Scheepers, H. C. J.; Spaanderman, M. E. A.; Bloemenkamp, K. W. M.; Haak, M. C.; Bax, C. J.; Cornette, J. M. J.; Duvekot, J. J.; Nij Bijvanck, B. W. A.; van Eyck, J.; Franssen, M. T. M.; Sollie, K. M.; Vandenbussche, F. P. H. A.; Woiski, M.; Bolte, A. C.; van der Post, J. A. M.; Bossuyt, P. M. M.; Opmeer, B. C.; Mol, B. W. J.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: October 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 10 - p 568–570
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000547431.76102.db
OBSTETRICS: OBSTETRICAL COMPLICATIONS

(Abstracted from Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018;51:596–603)

In this study, the authors sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of combining cervical length (CL) measurement and fetal fibronectin (fFN) testing in women with symptoms of preterm labor between 24 and 34 weeks' gestation.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (G.-J.v.B., M.A.O., C.J.B., J.A.M.v.d.P.); Department of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (J.Y.V.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Máxima Medical Center, Veldhoven (F.F.W., M.M.P.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht (A.K., K.W.M.B.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht (H.C.J.S., M.E.A.S.); Department of Obstetrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (M.C.H.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam (J.M.J.C., J.J.D.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Isala Clinics, Zwolle (B.W.A.N.B., J.v.E.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (M.T.M.F., K.M.S.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen (F.P.H.A.V., M.W., A.C.B.); Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (P.M.M.B.) and Clinical Research Unit (B.C.O.) Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Robinson Institute, School of Pediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia (B.W.J.M.)

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