Table M.6Screening strategy costs for 60 000 pregnant women with mild or moderate hypertension using Dwyer et al.90

StrategyTest costTreatment cost (mild)Treatment cost (moderate)
PCR alone£226,800£93,594,520£187,188,840
Automated urinalysis followed by PCR£241,412£93,189,330£186,378,660
Automated urinalysis followed by 24-hour urine collection£255,611£93,756,729£187,513,458

From: Appendix M, Cost effectiveness of quantifying proteinuria in women with gestational hypertension

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Hypertension in Pregnancy: The Management of Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 107.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2010 Aug.
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