Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: What the Stork Never Told You: An Empirical Analysis of the Pregnancy Cost For Women in Illinois from 1999-2004
Authors: Akinosho, Kitan
Advisors: Alain, Kornhauser
Department: Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: The Illinois Department of Public Health has made available Public Hospital Discharge Datasets from the state of Illinois from 1987-2004. Utilizing this data from over 200 hospitals per year and census data from the state of Illinois, we have conducted an empirical analysis on the cost of the diagnosis of pregnancy in these hospitals focusing on years 1999-2004. The total cost (COST) of a medical visit and length of stay (LOS) are variable factors when considering the common diagnosis of pregnancy. Keeping this in mind, we have analyzed how these two variables change by region and by primary payer, or insurance type, in Illinois during this time. We have followed this analysis by taking note of what is at stake for pregnancy costs and maternal care in light of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), set to take effect in 2014.
Extent: 104 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Operations Research and Financial Engineering, 2000-2016

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
Akinosho Kitan Final Thesis.pdf1.35 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Dataspace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.