Budget impact of incorporating non-invasive prenatal testing in prenatal screening for Down syndrome in Turkey


ÖKEM Z. G. , ÖRGÜL G., TARI KASNAKOĞLU B., Cakar M., BEKSAÇ M. S.

HEALTH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.8, no.4, pp.402-407, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2019.10.003
  • Journal Name: HEALTH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-407
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: To provide information to the government about the budget impact of implementing non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) into prenatal screening strategies to detect Down syndrome (DS) in singleton pregnancies in Turkey; the likely costs or savings associated with NIPT in comparison to the current practice were calculated.