ERIC Number: ED171429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Costs and Benefits of Electronic Fetal Monitoring: A Review of the Literature. NCHSR Research Report Series.
Banta, H. David; Thacker, Stephen B.
This report focuses on electronic fetal monitoring (EFM)--a technology that was developed during the 1960s and has rapidly spread into use in clinical obstetrics. The report includes a review of the extensive published literature on EFM and related subjects. It also contains original calculations concerning the technique's specificity and sensitivity, its predictive value as a diagnostic test, and the financial costs associated with its potential risks. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Birth, Clinical Diagnosis, Cost Effectiveness, Infant Mortality, Literature Reviews, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Services, Quality Control, Risk, Safety
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; National Center for Health Services Research (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.