PMF Research Fellow, Dr Chris Yau, has been researching the health economics of obstetric emergency training. His micro-cost analysis of setting up and running PROMPT for one year at Southmead Hospital has now been published in an international, peer-reviewed journal. The abstract for this can be found on this link:

The study confirmed that training of all staff costs maternity units approximately £20,000/year for each 1,000 births/year. Over 90% of these costs are the costs related to releasing staff to attend training.

Therefore hospitals should spend money on training that works; as high-quality has a value that exceeds the costs.