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Utilization of fetal fibronectin testing and pregnancy outcomes among women with symptoms of preterm labor

Overview of attention for article published in ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR, October 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 398)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Utilization of fetal fibronectin testing and pregnancy outcomes among women with symptoms of preterm labor
Published in
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR, October 2017
DOI 10.2147/ceor.s141061
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Sean C Blackwell, Erin M Sullivan, Allison A Petrilla, Xian Shen, Kathleen A Troeger, James D Byrne

Abstract

To identify pregnant health plan members triaged through the emergency department (ED), including labor and delivery (ELD) units, with symptoms of preterm labor (PTL), and evaluate the use of fetal fibronectin (fFN) testing; and to calculate the rate of hospitalization and timing of delivery in relation to the ED visit. Retrospective cohort study using Medical Outcomes Research for Effectiveness and Economics Registry(®), a national multipayer claims database. A cohort of pregnant women evaluated in an ELD with a diagnosis of PTL from June 2012 through November 2015 was identified. The proportion of women with PTL who received fFN testing was calculated. A total of 23,062 patients met the criteria for inclusion in the study. The rate of fFN testing prior to delivery was 12.0%. Of the 23,062 patients included in the analysis, 75.9% were discharged home. Of those who were discharged from the emergency room, one in five went on to deliver within 3 days and almost 96% of this group was not screened for the presence of fFN. Of the remaining 24.1% of patients admitted to the hospital, 91.3% delivered during their stay. In a sensitivity analysis, the percentage of women who delivered within 3 days of the ELD encounter was lower for women who received fFN testing only (6.6%) versus those who had a history of transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) only (21.6%). Furthermore, the rate of delivery within 3 days was lowest among patients who had both fFN testing and TVUS (4.7%). The utilization of fFN testing is 12%. The majority of pregnant patients triaged through the ELD with symptomatic PTL do not receive an fFN test. As part of PTL evaluation, fFN testing may identify women at increased risk for preterm delivery and help determine appropriate patient management.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 33%
Professor 1 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Student > Bachelor 1 11%
Unknown 3 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 11%
Chemistry 1 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 80. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 January 2019.
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#297,024
of 16,581,438 outputs
Outputs from ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
#6
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#9,351
of 283,019 outputs
Outputs of similar age from ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
#2
of 12 outputs
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