The effect of expanding Medicaid prenatal services on birth outcomes.

@article{Baldwin1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of expanding Medicaid prenatal services on birth outcomes.},
  author={Laura-Mae Baldwin and Eric H. Larson and Frederick A. Connell and Dan Nordlund and Kevin C. Cain and Mary Lawrence Cawthon and Patricia J Byrns and Roger A. Rosenblatt},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 11},
  pages={1623-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Over 80% of US states have implemented expansions in prenatal services for Medicaid-enrolled women, including case management, nutritional and psychosocial counseling, health education, and home visiting. This study evaluates the effect of Washington State's expansion of such services on prenatal care use and low-birthweight rates. METHODS The change in prenatal care use and low-birthweight rates among Washington's Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women before and after initiation of… CONTINUE READING

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