Evaluation of the midwifery pilot projects in Quebec: an overview. L'Equipe d'Evaluation des Projets-Pilotes Sages-Femmes.

@article{Blais2000EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the midwifery pilot projects in Quebec: an overview. L'Equipe d'Evaluation des Projets-Pilotes Sages-Femmes.},
  author={R{\'e}gis Blais and pieter. joubert},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2000},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          I1-4
        }
}
In 1990, the province of Quebec adopted a law authorizing the evaluation of the practice of midwifery through eight pilot projects. The projects, which took the form of birth centres outside hospitals, started operating in 1994. The objectives of the evaluation were 1) to compare midwives' services to current physician services with regard to maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, the use of obstetrical intervention, individualization and continuity of care as perceived by clients, and… CONTINUE READING