Carie G Bussey

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OBJECTIVE To describe our experience in providing a program of structured interdisciplinary care for the families of fetuses prenatally diagnosed with a lethal congenital anomaly. STUDY DESIGN We developed a comprehensive "perinatal hospice" program for the supportive care of families with fetuses known to have a lethal condition. Upon prenatal diagnosis(More)
A colostomy and ileostomy clinical pathway was developed at a southeastern teaching hospital in 1990 in response to excessive lengths of stay and costs at our hospital compared with national data for this patient group. A multidisciplinary clinical pathway team was formed and charged with the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of the(More)
Nationwide, the proportion of certified nurse-midwife (CNM)-attended births has increased steadily. We examined trends in CNM-attended singleton spontaneous vaginal births between 1995 and 2004 in Washington State by site of birth, payer source, and hospital birth volume. CNMs were more likely than other providers to care for women at risk for adverse(More)
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