Improving health service delivery for women with diabetes in pregnancy in remote Australia: survey of care in the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership.

@article{Edwards2014ImprovingHS,
  title={Improving health service delivery for women with diabetes in pregnancy in remote Australia: survey of care in the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership.},
  author={Laura J Edwards and Christine Connors and Cherie Whitbread and Alex K Brown and Jeremy Oats and Louise J. Maple-Brown},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={534-40}
}
BACKGROUND In the Northern Territory (NT), 38% of 3500 births each year are to Indigenous women, 80% of whom live in regional and remote areas. Compared with the general Australian population, rates of pre-existing type 2 diabetes in pregnancy are 10-fold higher and rates of gestational diabetes are 1.5-fold higher among Indigenous women. Current practices in screening for diabetes in pregnancy in remote Australia are not known. AIMS To assess current health service delivery for NT women with… CONTINUE READING

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