Applying the Ecology Model to Perinatal Medicine: From a Regional Population-Based Study

@inproceedings{Tokunaga2011ApplyingTE,
  title={Applying the Ecology Model to Perinatal Medicine: From a Regional Population-Based Study},
  author={Syuichi Tokunaga and Hiroshi Sameshima and Tsuyomu Ikenoue},
  booktitle={Journal of pregnancy},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVE Ecology model is useful to provide a framework for organizing medical care. We aimed to see if the ecology model is applicable to perinatal care in Japan. METHODS On a population-based approach, we had 53,461 deliveries in Miyazaki from 2001 to 2005. In comparison, we used all of the 106,613 deliveries in Tokyo in 2009. Women were divided into 4 grades by risk-allocation criteria and their proportion was expressed per 1,000 women to apply to the model and to delineate the ecology… CONTINUE READING

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