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Dr Nabors' kind words are appreciated. We were unable to assess either the cost of long-term care for infants that do not die or the decreased cost for those infants less traumatized because of a cesarean delivery. We therefore emphasized that our study was not meant to be a cost-benefit analysis but an opening shot in a discussion that needs to take place.
Sachs BP. Costs and Benefits of Cesarean Sections-Reply. JAMA. 1984;251(20):2658. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340440018009