Publication Date: May 20th, 2016
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Topic(s): Health Services, Maternal Health, Quality, Women
Author(s): Kozhimannil K., Henning-Smith C., Hung P., Casey M., Prasad S.
Womens Health Issues. 2016 May-Jun;26(3):247-50. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.02.001. Epub 2016 Mar 9.
Access to high-quality care during pregnancy and childbirth is a challenge for women living in rural and remote areas of the United States, partly owing to shortages of childbirth providers. Policy interventions at the local, state, and federal levels could help to address maternity care workforce shortages and improve quality of care available to the one-half million rural U.S. women who give birth each year.