Comparison of Midwifery Care to Medical Care in Hospitals in the Quebec Pilot Projects Study: Clinical Indicators
Fraser, William, Hatem-Asmar, Marie, Krauss, Isabelle, Maillard, Francoise, et al., Canadian Journal of Public Health
The purpose of this study was to compare indicators of process and outcome of midwifery services provided in the Quebec pilot projects to those associated with standard hospital-based medical services. Women receiving each type of care (961 per group) were matched on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics and level of obstetrical risk: We found midwifery care to be associated with less obstetrical intervention and a reduction in selected indicators of maternal morbidity (caesarean section and severe perineal injury). Far neonatal outcome indicators; midwifery care was associated with a mixture of benefits and risks: fewer babies with preterm birth and low …
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Publication information: Article title: Comparison of Midwifery Care to Medical Care in Hospitals in the Quebec Pilot Projects Study: Clinical Indicators. Contributors: Fraser, William - Author, Hatem-Asmar, Marie - Author, Krauss, Isabelle - Author, Maillard, Francoise - Author, et al. - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Volume: 91. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2000. Page number: I5+. © Canadian Public Health Association Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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