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Maternal and Obstetric Care Challenges in Rural America

Provides an overview of the clinical factors and social determinants of health that may increase the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality in rural communities. Discusses the impact of insurance coverage status, hospital and obstetric unit closures, and workforce shortages on rural maternal health. Describes the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in addressing maternal health outcomes. Offers policy recommendations to reduce rural maternal health disparities.
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Tagged as
Access · Health insurance · Health workforce supply and demand · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Maternal health and prenatal care · Maternal health workforce · Medicaid · Mortality · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Social determinants of health · Statistics and data · Women

Organizations (1)

  • National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, view details