Maternal Health: Availability of Hospital-Based Obstetric Care in Rural Areas
Explores the availability of hospital-based obstetric services in rural areas. Summarizes stakeholder perspectives on the factors affecting the availability of these services and on the efforts federal agencies, states, and others could take
to increase the access to obstetric
care. Highlights six programs identified by researchers and provider associations as effective at increasing obstetric care in rural areas.
Government Accountability Office
Access · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Medicaid · Networking and collaboration · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Statistics and data · Telehealth · Women