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Research: Rural Maternal Health Is Declining

Source
The Daily Yonder
Date
Aug 15, 2022
Summary
Highlights research from a Montana sociologist that investigates maternal healthcare access in the state, finding that about half of Montana counties are maternity care deserts or lack a hospital obstetrics unit. Notes disparities in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity for Native American mothers, and describes solutions that aim to increase access through telehealth-based training.
Tagged as
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mortality · Telehealth · Montana