Obstetric Care and Hospital Closures in Rural Areas
Slides from a presentation at the 2017 NRHA Annual Conference describing the effects of obstetric (OB) care and hospital closures on their patients in rural areas. Covers case studies and policy recommendations to ensure OB care access.
Angela Thompson, Kristin DeArruda-Wharton, Peiyin Hung, Katy Kozhimannil
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Maternal health and prenatal care · Policy