Title

Doing the best with what we have: we need better: informing obstetric policy with administrative data

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Publication Date

2014-01-01

Document Type

Editorial

Subjects

Delivery, Obstetric; Female; *Health Policy; Humans; Obstetrics; Pregnancy

Disciplines

Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Women's Health

Abstract

In this issue of Medical Care, Backes Kozhimannil and colleagues present data from the National Inpatient Sample on differences between rural and urban obstetric care. We applaud their efforts in examining this issue and agree that all women should be afforded safe deliveries, and ideally each woman’s experience would not be different. That being said, there are some practical considerations that must be applied to their analyses and recommendations. We would like to take this opportunity to capitalize on their efforts and speak to 2 other highly related implications for policy and practice.

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/MLR.0000000000000074

Source

Med Care. 2014 Jan;52(1):1-3. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000074. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Medical care

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

24316868

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