Mark T. Loafman

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BACKGROUND Maternity care is an integral part of family medicine, and the quality and cost-effectiveness of maternity care provided by family physicians is well documented. Considering the population health perspective, increasing the number of family physicians competent to provide maternity care is imperative, as is working to overcome the barriers(More)
In the United States, according to almost every measure, we do not have enough trained maternity care providers to meet the need. Family physicians are the logical choice to help provide that care, particularly in underserved settings. Advanced training through family medicine obstetrics fellowship programs has proven successful in preparing physicians to(More)
Maternal and child healthcare is experiencing great challenges, as many physicians are becoming increasingly reluctant to serve high-risk populations. From 2004 to 2006, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) led a quality improvement effort known as the Perinatal and Patient Safety Pilot Collaborative (PPSPC) to improve perinatal patient(More)
The Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC) is demonstrating improvements in the quality of care delivered by safety-net organizations through integration of clinical pharmacy services. This article describes how the PSPC is leading meaningful change in the arena of medication use in management of chronic disease.
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