Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

The costs of maternal–newborn illness and mortality

Islam, M. Kamrul / Gerdtham, Ulf-G.

Publication details

Number of pages: 37
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241594497
WHO reference number: WA 310 2006IS



This paper is a systematic review of the estimation of the cost of illness related to maternal–newborn ill-health. The methodology used includes a systematic search on electronic databases for published literature and manual searches for the identification of grey (unpublished) literature. The review reveals some of the difficulties in measuring the cost of illness and suggests probable data sources for cost-of-illness studies of maternal–newborn ill-health.

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