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Table 3 Estimated Costs (2007 U.S. Dollars) of ECV and Vaginal/Cesarean Delivery

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

  ECV Vaginal Delivery Elective Emergency
    Cesarean Delivery Cesarean Delivery
Mean hospital cost $738 $3,605 $5,719 $5,719
Cost of obstetrician's professional service $195 $1,587 $1,776 $1,792
Cost of anesthesiologist's service - $198 $228 $486
Cost of Mother's Time $91 $191 $300 $400
Total $1,024 $5,581 $8,023 $8,397
  1. *Cost of Mother's time was itemized for each procedure expected duration/expected length of stay