PROCEEDINGS OF THE INT’L CONFERENCE ON SPINAL MANI 1993: 106
ABSTRACT: One of the major concerns facing the health care industry today is the effectiveness of procedures and programs often utilized. In many instances it has been shown that preventative or educational programs directed specifically to high risk morbidity groups are more cost effective than costs incurred to treat the morbidity once it has been recognized. Unfortunately, this has not proven to be the case when applied to perinatal care in the United States. Perhaps as a society we need to explore new options available for prenatal care and perinatal maternal support that may reduce health care expenditures by reducing the rate of morbidity and mortality.