Rural Hospital Employment of Physicians and Use of Cesareans and Non-Indicated Labor Induction

Publication Date: February 1st, 2018
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Prasad S., Hung P., Henning-Smith C., Casey M., Kozhimannil K.

In this study, we examined the association between obstetric physician employment and use of cesareans and nonindicated labor induction. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of a telephone survey of all 306 rural hospitals providing obstetric care in 9 states from November 2013 to March 2014 and linked the survey data (N = 263, 86% response rate) to all-payer childbirth data on maternity care utilization from 2013 Statewide Inpatient Database (SID) hospital discharge data.

Published in: Journal of Rural Health

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