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Table 4 Cost results

From: An economic analysis of human milk supplementation for very low birth weight babies in the USA

Costs (per person) EHMD Usual practice of care Incremental (EHMD – usual practice of care)
US analysis
Diet $7731 $226 $7505
Baseline hospital costs $49,660 $49,660 $0
NEC and late onset sepsis $9479 $33,310 -$23,832
Sequelae $38,261 $38,242 $18
Total $105,130 $121,438 -$16,309
  1. Abbreviations: EHMD Exclusive Human Milk Diet, NEC Necrotising Enterocolitis