Diminishing Access to Rural Maternity Care and Associated Changes in Birth Location and Outcomes
Duration: approximately minutes
This webinar, presented by Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW, Deputy Director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, described recent work from the Center on loss of hospital-based obstetric care in rural areas, including the overall change in availability of care and the county-level socio-demographic correlates of losing services. It also included information from a study published in JAMA in March 2018, describing changes in birth location and outcomes following obstetric services loss in rural areas.
- Challenges Related to Pregnancy and Returning to Work after Childbirth in a Rural, Tourism-Dependent Community
- Closure of Hospital Obstetric Services Disproportionately Affects Less-Populated Counties
- State Variability in Access to Hospital-Based Obstetric Services in Rural US Counties
- State Variations in the Rural Obstetric Workforce