First trimester screening: Economic implications

George A. Macones, Anthony Odibo

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The implementation of new strategies for the detection of Down syndrome will have economic implications. These economic considerations must be considered before implementation, since resources are limited and health care costs in the Unites States are soaring. Economic analyses of prenatal diagnosis have unique challenges that must be considered. Most analyses include only direct medical costs, ignoring indirect and intangible costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005


  • Down syndrome
  • Economic analysis


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