Changes in Hospital-Based Obstetric Services in Rural US Counties, 2014-2018

Date
07/2020
Journal
Journal of the American Medical Association
Description

In 2014, 54% of rural U.S. counties had no hospital-based obstetric services, following a steady decrease during the previous decade. Loss of rural maternity care is tied to adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. This study shares hospital-based obstetric service losses in rural U.S. counties from 2014 to 2018.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Katy Kozhimannil, Julia Interrante, Mariana Story Tuttle, Carrie Henning-Smith