The Rural Obstetric Workforce in US Hospitals: Challenges and Opportunities

Date
03/2015
Journal
Journal of Rural Health
Description

Describes the healthcare and clinician types who are delivering babies in rural hospitals, such as family physicians, general surgeons, obstetricians, and midwives. Discusses the relationship between hospital birth volume and staffing models.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Katy Kozhimannil, Peiyin Hung, Shailendra Prasad, Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice, Xinxin Han