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Birth setting for low-risk pregnancies. An analysis of the current literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1895169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the literature on birth settings for women with low-risk pregnancies. Methodological issues of the existing research include nonrandom designs, small samples, selection differences, data limitation, and confounding bias. Studies for four birth sites are summarized: the home, freestanding birth centers, in-hospital birthing centers or birthing rooms, and traditional hospital settings. Despite the methodological limitations, nontraditional birth settings present advantages for low-risk women as compared with traditional hospital settings: lower costs for maternity care, and lower use of childbirth procedures, without significant differences in perinatal mortality.
L L Albers; V L Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nurse-midwifery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0091-2182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurse Midwifery     Publication Date:    1991 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-23     Completed Date:  1991-10-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365647     Medline TA:  J Nurse Midwifery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-20     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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MeSH Terms
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
Delivery Rooms / standards,  statistics & numerical data*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Home Childbirth / mortality,  standards,  statistics & numerical data*
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Mortality
Pregnancy Outcome*
Risk Factors

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