Models of intrapartum care and women's trade-offs in remote and rural Scotland: a mixed-methods study.

@article{Pitchforth2008ModelsOI,
  title={Models of intrapartum care and women's trade-offs in remote and rural Scotland: a mixed-methods study.},
  author={Emma Pitchforth and Verity Watson and Janet Tucker and Mandy Ryan and Edwin R. van Teijlingen and Jane Farmer and Jillian Ireland and Elaine Thomson and Alice M Kiger and Helen Bryers},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={115 5},
  pages={560-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore women's preferences for, and trade-offs between, key attributes of intrapartum care models. DESIGN Mixed-methods study using discrete choice experiments (DCEs) and focus groups. SETTING The North of Scotland. POPULATION Women from the catchment areas of eight rural maternity units in the North of Scotland. METHODS Based on current policy, 'model of care' and 'time travelled' were selected as key attributes of intrapartum care in remote and rural settings. A DCE… CONTINUE READING