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The impact of poor mental health on health care costs in the perinatal period.


This project will examine the health care costs for women in the perinatal period, and in particular examine whether a history of poor mental health increases these costs. The project will link data from a range of sources including Perinatal Data Collection, Admitted Patient Data Collection, Medicare Benefits Scheme, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme along with self-reported survey data. Both public and private health care systems will be examined.