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Table 4 Itemized cost of ECV (2007 U.S. Dollars)

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

  Baseline Estimate ($)
Hospital costs  
   Fetal heart rate monitoring ($53/hr × 1.5 hrs) 79.00
   Electrocardiogram 65.00
   Ultrasound scan ($86/scan × 2 scans) 172.00
   Labor room ($116/hr × 1.5 hrs) 174.00
   Blood Tests and drugs 175.00
   Cost of Tocolysis (e.g., SQ terbutaline & abdomen lubricant) 25.00
   Disposables  
Intravenous Kit Setup (e.g. Angiocath, Gauze, Tegaderm) 15.00
Saline solution 30.00
Swabs 3.00
Cost of obstetrician's professional service  
   Physician 114.00
   Labor Nurse 81.00
Cost of Mother's Time 91.00
Total Cost of ECV 1,024.00