Comparison of midwifery care to medical care in hospitals in the Quebec pilot projects study: clinical indicators. L'Equipe dEvaluation des Projets-Pilotes Sages-Femmes.

@article{Fraser2000ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of midwifery care to medical care in hospitals in the Quebec pilot projects study: clinical indicators. L'Equipe dEvaluation des Projets-Pilotes Sages-Femmes.},
  author={W. Fraser and M Hatem-Asmar and Inga Krauss and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Maillard and G{\'e}rard Br{\'e}art and R{\'e}gis Blais},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2000},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          I5-11
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to compare indicators of process and outcome of midwifery services provided in the Quebec pilot projects to those associated with standard hospital-based medical services. Women receiving each type of care (961 per group) were matched on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics and level of obstetrical risk. We found midwifery care to be associated with less obstetrical intervention and a reduction in selected indicators of maternal morbidity (caesarean… CONTINUE READING
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