Factors Associated with High-Risk Rural Women Giving Birth in Non-NICU Hospital Settings

Date
07/2016
Journal
Journal of Perinatology
Description

Identifies rick factors for childbirth in facilities without neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) capacities among high-risk rural women. The study found that rural women with preterm birthday and multiple gestation pregnancies were less likely to give birth in a hospital with NICU capacity if no local hospital had this capacity.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Katy Kozhimannil, Peiyin Hung, Michelle Casey, Scott Lorch