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Table 2 Utility Analysis Using Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) for 12 Weeks

From: Cost-effectiveness of external cephalic version for term breech presentation

  Mean Utility Expected Mean Duration* QALY
Maternal Health State    
   Perfect Health (Post-Recovery Phase) 1 - 1
   Well Health after Vaginal Delivery 0.86 12 Weeks 0.97
   Well Health after Cesarean Delivery 0.78 12 Weeks 0.95
   Adverse Outcome Following Emergency Cearean (2-Day Hospitalization) 0.76 12 Weeks 0.93
Neonatal Health State    
   Perfect Health (Post-Recovery Phase) 1 - 1
   Well Health after Vaginal Delivery 1.00 12 weeks 1.00
   Well Health after Cesarean Delivery 1.00 12 weeks 1.00
   Adverse Outcome Following Emergency Cesarean (2-Day Hospitalization) 0.58 12 Weeks 0.90
  1. *Duration of perfect health is dependent on 12 weeks minus the time spent in recovery