20 February 2020
Health gains and savings on healthcare costs using predictive computer model

Risk-based obstetrics care in Limburg is bearing fruit

A reduction in the number of children born with a serious complication and an annual savings of 22 million euros in healthcare costs: these are the benefits of the Limburg network approach and a predictive computer model to prevent pregnancy complications. By identifying an individual’s pregnancy risks more effectively, many problems can be prevented for newborns and expectant mothers throughout the Netherlands. This has been shown in research by Pim van Montfort, who obtained his PhD at Maastricht University on Wednesday, 19 February.