TABLE 4.

Change in Medical Cost per Birth as a Result of the Postpartum LOS Legislation

Type of ResourceLower-Bound EstimateUpper-Bound Estimate
MeanMedianStandard Deviation25th Percentile75th PercentileMeanMedianStandard Deviation25th Percentile75th Percentile
Hospital$98$127$87$5$145$340$437$301$18$499
Physician labor$22$33$21$0$33$62$94$59$0$94
Postdischarge medical care−$36−$39$34−$2−$53 $0*$0*$0*$0*$0*
All medical costs$84$110$76$3$130$401$531$359$18$593
  • * For the upper-bound estimate, we assumed that the increase in postpartum LOS has no impact on the cost of postdischarge medical care.