Table 1

Cost to the hospital associated with induction of labour

ItemCost ($A)*
1:2 midwifery care13.04/hour
1:1.25 midwifery care32.60/hour
Misoprostol0.35/200 μg
Vaginal dinoprostone gel40.17/1 mg; 51.64/2 mg
Vaginal birth*3973.83
Caesarean birth*6349.97
  • $A1=£0.43, €0.62.

  • * Including average length of hospital stay.