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Table 2 Utilities by country and disutilities by mode of birth or outcomea

From: Vaginal birth after caesarean versus elective repeat caesarean delivery after one previous caesarean section: a cost-effectiveness analysis in four European countries

Country Utility (per dayb) Duration (days) References
 Belgium 0.98 42 [51]
 Germany 0.99 42 [50]
 Ireland 0.99 42 [50]
 Italy 0.99 42 [50]
Mode of birth/outcome Disutility (per day) Duration (days) References
 Successful vaginal birth after caesarean 0.41 7 [9]
 Elective repeat caesarean delivery 0.58 21 [9]
 Emergency caesarean birth 0.58 21 [9]
 Hysterectomy 0.58 21 [9]
 Uterine rupture 0.58 21 [9]
 Endometritis 0.38 14 [9]
 Blood transfusion 0.41 7 [9]
 Thrombotic events 0.41 14 Assumption
 Operative injury 0.53 21 [9]
 Wound complication 0.53 21 Assumption
 Well (no adverse outcome) 0 42 [12]
 HIE 0.75 21 [11]
 CP 0.53 All [11]
 Sepsis 0.01 42 [52]
 Respiratory conditions 0.01 14 [52]
 Maternal/neonatal death 1 All [12]
  1. HIE hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, CP cerebral palsy
  2. a parameter distributions can be found in Additional file 1: Table S2
  3. b daily utilities were derived from annual utilities