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Table 4 Range of estimated cost reductions under different assumptions for costs and clinical conditions and for increases in breastfeeding rates

From: The economic benefits of increasing kangaroo skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding in neonatal units: analysis of a pragmatic intervention in clinical practice

Cost assumptions Assumptions on clinical conditions* Notional reduction in costs assuming differing breastfeeding rates
North Trent 47% Yorkshire & Humber 45% North Trent 47% Yorkshire & Humber 50% North Trent 47% Yorkshire & Humber 52%
Conservative costs NEC has been taken into account within gastroenteritis calculations £25,264 £35,340 £42,281
Conservative costs NEC has been calculated separately and residual allocated to gastroenteritis £123,742 £132,738 £139,836
Maximum costs NEC has been taken into account within gastroenteritis calculations £61,635 £86,260 £102,997
Maximum costs NEC has been calculated separately and residual allocated to gastroenteritis £490,714 £530,023 £562,217
  1. *NEC: necrotising enterocolitis.