Do pregnant women contact their general practitioner? A register-based comparison of healthcare utilisation of pregnant and non-pregnant women in general practice

@inproceedings{Jong2013DoPW,
  title={Do pregnant women contact their general practitioner? A register-based comparison of healthcare utilisation of pregnant and non-pregnant women in general practice},
  author={Esther I Feijen-de Jong and Frank Baarveld and Dani{\"e}lle E. M. C. Jansen and Jennie Ursum and Sijmen A Reijneveld and François Georges Schellevis},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Midwives and obstetricians are the key providers of care during pregnancy and postpartum. Information about the consultations with a general practitioner (GP) during this period is generally lacking.The aim of this study is to compare consultation rates, diagnoses and GP management of pregnant women with those of non-pregnant women. METHODS Data were retrieved from the Netherlands Information Network of General Practice (LINH), a nationally representative register. This register… CONTINUE READING