Lan Zhao, PhD


Completed Projects - (2)

  • Declining Access to Hospital-based Obstetric Services in Rural Areas: Causes and Impact
    This study examines the declining availability of hospital-based obstetric services in rural areas from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. It examines potential causes for this trend and explores the effects of medical malpractice reforms.
    Research center: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Topics: Health policy, Hospitals and clinics, Legislation and regulation, Maternal and child health, Women
  • Effect of Travel Distances on Access to Obstetric Care and Birth Outcomes in Rural Communities
    This study will assess whether the availability of obstetric providers in rural areas is sufficient to meet the need for obstetric care by measuring the distance patients must travel to obtain prenatal care and delivery and by examining health outcomes related to labor and delivery.
    Research center: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Topics: Maternal and child health, Physicians, Women

Publications - (3)