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BACKGROUND We see a growing number of older adults receiving long-term care in industrialized countries. The Healthcare Utilization Model by Andersen suggests that individual need characteristics influence utilization. The purpose of this study is to analyze correlations between need characteristics and service utilization in home care arrangements. (More)
BACKGROUND To offer vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) in a hospital setting is recommended in international guidelines, but offering VBAC in out-of-hospital settings is considered controversial. This study describes neonatal and maternal outcomes in mothers who started labor in German out-of-hospital settings. METHOD In a retrospective analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC) in out-of-hospital settings is controversial. With increasing Caesarean rates, more women with a prior Caesarean will decide to give birth in midwife-led birth-centres or at home. Therefore the study explores the question about maternal and neonatal outcomes in German out-of-hospital settings. METHOD A(More)
BACKGROUND Even though vaginal birth after Caesarean section (VBAC) is recommended, an out-of-hospital setting is discussed controversially. First of all, uterine rupture and placental complications are named. Nevertheless, an increasing number of women with a prior Caesarean section decide to give birth in an out-of-hospital setting. What is the maternal(More)
An ageing population correlates with rising needs for long-term care (LTC). Support programmes should consider the specific needs of the various subgroups of care dependents and family caregivers. The objective of this study was to analyse the gender-specific disparities in home-care arrangements in Germany, and for this purpose, survey and insurance claims(More)
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