Uneasy to talk about costs of stillbirth?
BJOG. 2017 Oct 21;:
Authors: Erwich JJHM
In this BJOG stillbirth themed issue, Campbell et al BJOG 2018 XX.XXX report on a population-based cost of illness study. Although reports on costs in healthcare are not unusual, and even quality of life studies are incorporating translations of quality of life into money-estimates, one can feel uneasy when talking about money regarding stillbirth. It seems insensitive towards the people suffering from their loss. How can one put a monetary value on a life not yet lived? However, these authors should be congratulated for building upon earlier work in their effort to tackle this difficult and long neglected topic (Heazell et al Lancet 2016;387:604-616). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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