Gestational diabetes in a tertiary care hospital: implications of applying the IADPSG criteria

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 04/18/2012

Switching to the one–step, strategy 2 (IADPSG) would increase the cost by 42 % but decrease the laboratory workload by 36 % compared to the two–step, strategy 1. However, an initial screen by the fasting plasma glucose of the OGTT is the ideal strategy, both in terms of cost and laboratory workload.

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