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Chazin S, Mahadevan R. 2014. Care at birth and beyond: Analysis of high-volume Medicaid pediatric and obstetric practices. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the characteristics, quality of care, and quality improvement activities of Medicaid-contracted pediatric and obstetric practices in the fee-for-service or primary care case management delivery systems in Iowa, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. Although drawn from the experiences of just three states, the study findings presented in the report suggest opportunities for quality improvement in Medicaid pediatric and obstetric care in states across the country. Measures reported by states and pediatric preventive care scores (compared to national averages) are displayed in exhibit tables, and key data findings from individual states are presented as spotlights.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arkansas, Case management, Comparative analysis, Iowa, Measure, Medicaid, Obstetrical care, Pediatrics, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems, State initiatives, data

National Quality Forum. 2014. Playbook for the successful elimination of early elective deliveries. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum, 27 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on and strategies for reducing rates of early elective delivery (EED). Topics include the current landscape for eliminating EED, barriers to reducing EED and strategies to overcome them, challenges and barriers to monitoring performance and progress toward eliminating EED, key strategies to promote readiness for EED activities, and measurement guidance. Additional contents include educational tools, resources, and exemplars to support EED elimination efforts, as well as instructions for accessing relevant data.

Contact: National Quality Forum, 1030 15th Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 783-1300 Fax: (202) 783-3434 E-mail: info@qualityforum.org Web Site: http://www.qualityforum.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Cesarean section, Childbirth, Hospitals, Induced labor, Measures, Obstetrical care, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance

Hacker NF, Moore JG. 2010. Essentials of obstetrics and gynecology. (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, 737 pp.

Annotation: This new edition offers a review of the basic science and clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology. It discusses female reproductive anatomy, evaluation, ethics in practice, assessing the quality of medical and surgical care, the human genome, maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology. There are more than 225 tables and figures and an updated bibliography. Common presenting symptoms, diagnostic approaches, differential diagnoses, and management are discussed.

Contact: Elsevier, Health Sciences Division, 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822, Telephone: (215) 239-3900 Fax: (215) 239-3990 Web Site: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com Available in libraries.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Enuresis, Ethics, Gynecologic oncology, Gynecology, Laparoscopic surgery, Obstetrical care, Obstetrical surgery, Quality assurance, Reproduction, Textbooks

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. 2010. The risks of cesarean section. Raleigh, NC: Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, 8 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the increase of cesarean section and its potential to harm women and infants as compared with vaginal birth. Topics include maternal attachment and breastfeeding, future pregnancies, pelvic floor dysfunction, and care providers and place of birth. Tips on reducing the risk for cesarean surgery are included.

Contact: Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, P.O. Box 33590, Raleigh, NC 27607-3590, Telephone: (866) 424-3635 E-mail: info@motherfriendly.org Web Site: http://www.motherfriendly.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cesarean section, Educational materials, Obstetrical care, Obstetrical complications, Reproductive health, Women's health

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Perinatal Clinical Advisory Committee. 2008. Maryland perinatal system standards: Recommendations. (Rev. ed.). [Baltimore, MD]: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, 40 pp.

Annotation: These recommendations provide guidelines on perinatal systems that are consistent with the Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 6th edition, issued in 2007 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Guidelines are provided in the following areas: organization, obstetrical unit capabilities, neonatal unit capabilities, obstetric personnel, pediatric personnel, other personnel, laboratory, diagnostic imaging capabilities, equipment, medications, and education program.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Family and Community Health Services, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399, Secondary Telephone: (800) 456-8900 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/mch/Pages/Home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Diagnostic imaging, Diagnostic techniques, Education, Guidelines, Health care systems, Laboratories, Neonatal intensive care units, Obstetrical care, Pediatrics, Perinatal care, Perinatal services, Standards

Virginia Governor's Work Group on Rural Obstetrical Care. 2004. Executive Directive 2: Report of the Governor's Work Group on Rural Obstetrical Care. [Richmond, VA]: Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, 108 pp.

Annotation: This report includes information on the availability of obstetrical services in Virginia and identifies areas in which there is inadequate access. The report also includes information on factors contributing to inadequate access to services, the availability and affordability of malpractice insurance for obstetricians, and specific problems regarding access to obstetrical care for Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security enrollees, as well as an assessment of the degree to which these factors may be contributing to the lack of access to obstetrical care in certain areas. The report includes 27 recommendations in six policy areas: Medicaid eligibility; Medicaid reimbursement; medical malpractice insurance; practice and licensure; birth injury; and improving access to care. Twelve appendices include a description of the executive directive, lists of work group members and subcommittees, trends in Medicaid physician payment rates, certification requirements for midwives, summaries of key informant interviews, and more.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Contact E-mail: execdirective2@dmas.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Birth injuries, Eligibility, Low income groups, Malpractice insurance, Medicaid, Obstetrical care, Obstetricians, Reimbursement, Underserved communities, Virginia, Women's health

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women. 2002. Medicaid managed care and reproductive health care for women: Ob-Gyns workings with states to shape health policy. Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, 68 pp.

Annotation: This book is about reproductive and health care services available to women through Medicaid managed care. Topics include a brief overview of Medicaid and Medicaid managed care; enrollment issues for women of childbearing age, including recent legislation impacting low income groups; gynecologic and obstetric care; family planning services and access issues; provider issues; adolescent reproductive health services; obstetric case management; and high-risk pregnancy. Reference and a glossary are provided. Four appendices provide information on select provisions of the Balanced Budget Act pertaining to enrollment; a proposal for universal access to maternity care called U.S. MaternaCare; an educational bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) focusing on psychosocial risk factors: perinatal screening and intervention; and sample patient history intake and medical forms. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Access to health care, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Childbirth, Gynecology, Internet, Maternal health, Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Obstetrical care, Postnatal care, Postpartum care, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Resources, Women's health

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2002. Compendium of selected publications. Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 635 pp.

Annotation: This book is a compendium of selected clinical practice guidelines in effect as of December 31, 2001, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), including committee opinions, educational and technical bulletins, practice bulletins, practice patterns, and policy statements. The ACOG code of professional ethics is also included. Each section begins with a complete alphabetical listing of current documents in the series. An index is provided.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-915473-78-X.

Keywords: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Guidelines, Gynecologists, Obstetrical care, Professional ethics, Professional training, Resources for professionals

Wheeler L. 2002. Nurse-midwifery handbook: A practical guide to prenatal and postpartum care. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 443 pp.

Annotation: This book addresses care by nurses and midwives in the preconception, prenatal, and postpartum stages and offers suggestions on the addition of holistic care. Topics include health education, nutrition, physical examinations, laboratory and diagnostic tests, the transition to parenthood, breastfeeding, contraception, and general health issues for women. Patient education materials, sample forms and charts, and guidelines for providing culturally competent care are included in the appendices. An index concludes the book.

Contact: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741, Telephone: (800) 638-3030 Secondary Telephone: (301) 223-23000 Fax: (301) 223-2400 E-mail: customerservice@lww.com Web Site: http://www.lww.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7817-2929-7.

Keywords: Educational materials, Manuals, Midwifery, Nursing education, Nursing specialties, Obstetrical nursing, Postpartum care, Preconception care, Prenatal care

Rostow VP, Bulger RJ, eds. 1989. Medical professional liability and the delivery of obstetrical care, Vol. II: An interdisciplinary review. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 238 pp.

Annotation: This book addresses the effects of medical professional liability issues on access to and delivery of obstetrical care. It discusses the medical background of these issues, effects on access to and delivery of obstetrical care to low-income women, liability insurance and the nurse-midwifery practice, and the legal issues. This study was undertaken by the Institute of Medicine following an inquiry by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1984.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-03986-X (v. II).

Keywords: Access to health care, Cesarean section, Genetic screening, Legal issues, Malpractice insurance, Medical liability, Midwives, Obstetrical care

Center for Women's and Children's Health. 1987. Improving access to maternity care: The politics of state initiatives. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association, 113 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this book is to provide a brief chronology of existing federal laws and programs which provide and fund health services to mothers and children. With this foundation, the book looks at six states -- California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Tennessee -- to provide insight on the legislative strategy, coalition building, and politics which combined for success in creating new state based maternity programs for the medically indigent women of their state. The book aims to report the political realities which brought about state action and state monies for maternity care.

Contact: American Hospital Association, 155 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 422-3000 Secondary Telephone: Contact Phone: (800) 242-2626 Fax: (312) 422-4796 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.aha.org

Keywords: California, Coalitions, Federal MCH programs, Florida, History, Massachusetts, Michigan, Obstetrical care, Oregon, Political processes, Poverty, State MCH programs, State legislation, Tennessee, Women

Committee on Assessing Alternative Birth Settings. 1982. Research issues in the assessment of birth settings. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 181 pp.

Annotation: This study was conducted to determine methodologies needed to evaluate current childbirth settings in the United States. It reports the work of a committee of experts appointed to review current knowledge, provide background knowledge, and identify the kinds of research designs useful for assessing such matters as safety, quality of maternity care, costs, psychological factors, and family satisfaction with different birth settings. The committee attempted to point out issues that should be considered by researchers because it believe that the best proposals would arise from investigator initiated research. The research resulting from this report will be useful to policy makers and consumers searching for information to aid in making decisions about birth settings. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-03337-3.

Keywords: Childbirth, Obstetrical care, Research design, United States

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1979. Evaluating benefits and risks of obstetric practices: More coordinated federal and private efforts needed. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 68 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the need for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to better organize its activities relating to medical practices used during childbirth and to increase its efforts, in concert with the private medical community, in evaluating these practices and risks. A review of the research literature is discussed. The role of the federal government in helping to resolve the controversy over obstetric practices is examined; accompanied by conclusions, evaluation of HEW comments and recommendations, and comments by professional organizations. A glossary and charts derived from data obtained from the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities are included in the appendix.

Keywords: Childbirth, Federal government, Obstetrical care, U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare

Joint Study Group of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and International Confederation of Midwives. 1976. Maternity care in the world: International survey of midwifery practice and training. (2nd ed.). No place: International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and International Confederation of Midwives, 590 pp.

Annotation: This report provides updated and analyzed information on maternity care and family planning services in 210 countries. The expanded role and functions of the professional midwife as a teacher and family counselor are discussed.

Keywords: Family planning, International programs, Midwifery, Obstetrical care

Westinghouse Health Systems. 1974. Mid-year report: M and I field trials of Self Analysis Manual—July 1, 1974. [? Columbia, MD]: Westinghouse Health Systems, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report represents the status of all Maternity and Infant Care Projects participating in the self-analysis field trials. The period covered is between January 1, 1974 through June 30, 1974. Progress is reported by the various areas covered in the Self-Analysis Manual as well as general overall impressions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Arkansas, Colorado, Federal MCH programs, Florida, Georgia, Infant care, Maternity and Infant Care Projects, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Obstetrical care, Reports, West Virginia

Swyer PR, Goodwin JW, eds. 1973 (ca.). The report of the Joint Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the Canadian Pediatric Society on the regionalization of reproductive care in Canada. Canada: Joint Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the Canadian Pediatric Society, 71 pp.

Annotation: The report discusses providing the best reproductive care for Canadians regardless of race or geographic location through a regional system. It discusses the need for planning the delivery of reproductive care, the high risk mother, justification of perinatal intensive care by results, regional organization for reproductive care, transportation, personnel, facilities and equipment, administration, and research functions. The report ends with six appendices on antepartum fetal risk scores; a model of regional organization for reproductive care; the experience of a large urban neonatal referral unit; the costing for a neonatal intensive care unit, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario; a report on a perinatal intensive care unit; and a statement from nurse-midwives.

Keywords: Canada, Costs, High risk mothers, Infant mortality, Maternal health services, Maternal mortality, Neonatal intensive care units, Obstetrical care, Perinatal care, Perinatal mortality, Regional programs

Thompson JD, Klein L. 1971. A brief summary of Maternal and Infant Care Project 516. Atlanta, GA: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 7 pp.

New York Medical College, Graduate School of Nursing, Department of Maternity Nursing and Nursing Midwifery and U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Regions I, II, III, and V, Maternal and Child Health Service. 1970. Evolving patterns for nursing in health care for mothers and children: The first Mutiregional Conference of Maternity and Infant Care and Children and Youth Project Nurses—Summary of proceedings. New York, NY: New York Medical College, Graduate School of Nursing, 55 pp.

National Conference of Maternity and Infant Care Projects (1970: Washington, DC). 1970. Position papers of the National Conference of Maternity and Infant Care Projects, January 5, 6, 7, 1970, Washington, D.C.. [Omaha, NE: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology?], 110 pp.

Annotation: This publication presents position papers about maternity and infant care reflecting the needs and problems as seen by the federally-supported Maternity and Infant Care Projects. The goal was to make recommendations leading to improvement in the quality and standards of services rendered by the projects and to establish priorities for future planning. Topics include administrative structure and responsibilities; what physicians are available for maternity care; manpower for professional and community health; records and reporting; program evaluation; responsibility of departments of obstetrics and pediatrics to the community and to health departments; initiation of contraception before hospital discharge; delivery of prenatal services; delivery of dental services; patient education; family planning, obstetric anesthesia, and intensive care of the intrauterine fetus and newborn; relationships between obstetrics and pediatrics; and pediatric responsibility for the at risk and not at risk infant.

Keywords: Anesthesia, Communities, Contraception, Dental care, Employment, Family planning, Infant care, Maternity and Infant Care Projects, Neonatal intensive care, Obstetrical care, Obstetrics, Patient education, Pediatrics, Physicians, Prenatal care, Program evaluation, Public health agencies, Records, Reports, State MCH programs

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee on Maternal Health. 1970. National study of maternity care: Survey of obstetric practice and associated services in hospitals in the United States. Chicago, IL: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee on Maternal Health, 154 pp.

Annotation: This report provides statistics on obstetric practice; characteristics of responding hospitals; professional personnel; pregnancy outcome; physical facilities; obstetric nursing service in labor and delivery rooms; analgesia and anesthesia; laboratory services; care of newborn; records; and a summary of survey findings. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Service]

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Obstetrical care, Statistics

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.