Maria Zadoroznyj

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Analyses using self reports and medical and pharmacy records of 762 men and women were conducted to assess the impact of general health status, health factors related to women's reproductive role and employment status on their use of over the counter and prescription drugs. Results showed that factors related to general health status and women's(More)
For more than a decade, there has been a strong trend in many Western countries to decrease the length of time that women spend in hospital following childbirth. The research evidence regarding the consequences of early discharge for mothers and babies is mixed. Recent evidence has suggested that early discharge may not be randomly distributed across all(More)
Since the 1970s, governments in many high-income countries have implemented a series of reforms in their health care systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Many of these reforms have been of a market-oriented character, involving the deregulation of key services, the creation of competitive markets, and the privatization of health and social care.(More)
BACKGROUND The postpartum period is a time of increased morbidity for mothers and infants under 12 months, yet is an under-researched area of primary care. Despite a relatively clear framework for involving general practitioners (GPs) in antenatal care, the structure of maternity service provision in some Australian jurisdictions has resulted in highly(More)
  • M Zadoroznyj
  • Australian and New Zealand journal of public…
  • 1996
A local study of consumer views of maternity services was initiated because of major shifts in the patterns of maternity service provision and use in a metropolitan region. Women who had given birth to a live infant at one of four hospitals in and near the region in the 1991 calendar year were surveyed about their satisfaction with their antenatal and(More)
BACKGROUND Australian mothers consistently rate postnatal care as the poorest aspect of their maternity care, and researchers and policymakers have widely acknowledged the need for improvement in how postnatal care is provided. AIM To identify and analyse mothers' comments about postnatal care in their free text responses to an open ended question in the(More)
UNLABELLED Retrenchment of government services has occurred across a wide range of sectors and regions. Care services, in particular, have been clawed away in the wake of fiscal policies of cost containment and neoliberal policies centred on individual responsibility and market autonomy. Such policies have included the deinstitutionalisation of care from(More)
BACKGROUND In Australia, maternity care is available through universal coverage and a parallel, competitive private health insurance system. Differences between sectors in antenatal and intrapartum care and associated outcomes are well documented but few studies have investigated differences in postpartum care following hospital discharge and their impact(More)
BACKGROUND Reduced length of hospital stay following childbirth has placed increasing demands on community-based post-birth care services in Australia. Queensland is one of several states in Australia in which nurses are employed privately by pharmacies to provide maternal and child health care, yet little is known about their prevalence, attributes or(More)
OBJECTIVE Identify the factors determining women's support for midwife-led maternity care in an Australian metropolitan region, and identify the implications for the role of midwives and for the expansion of options for childbearing women. DESIGN A two-stage research design was utilised. In the first stage a sample of women were surveyed regarding their(More)