Private health insurance and a healthy personality: new risk factors for obstetric intervention?

@article{Fisher1995PrivateHI,
  title={Private health insurance and a healthy personality: new risk factors for obstetric intervention?},
  author={Jane Rw Fisher and Andrew W. B. Smith and J. A. Astbury},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          1-9
        }
}
In this study 242 nulliparous pregnant women completed standardized psychometric questionnaires and semi-structured interviews in the latter half of pregnancy and again 4-6 weeks postpartum. Discriminant function analysis revealed that the use of operative obstetric interventions was measurably influenced by psychosocial factors. Privately insured women were significantly more likely to experience instrumentally assisted (relative risk = 1.53, 95% CI: 1.05, 2.25) and Caesarean (relative risk… CONTINUE READING
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