Changes in Hospital-Based Obstetric Services in Rural US Counties, 2014-2018

Publication Date: July 15th, 2020
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Kozhimannil KB, Interrante JD, Tuttle MS, Henning-Smith C

In 2014, 54% of rural U.S. counties had no hospital-based obstetric services, following a steady decrease during the previous decade. Loss of rural maternity care is tied to adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. This study shares hospital-based obstetric service losses in rural U.S. counties from 2014 to 2018.

Published in: JAMA

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