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March 27, 2009
Why does the reality of everyday, routine care for birthing women diverge so radically from best-evidence practice?
March 26, 2009
Why does the reality of everyday, routine care for birthing women diverge so radically from best-evidence practice? It’s probably the money. The routine use of continuous fetal monitoring is a fine example, because continuous monitoring for every woman all the time is not best-evidence care, but once a hospital owns a fetal monitor for every L&D room, it becomes “hospital policy” to do just that: monitor every woman, all the time. The monitors are little cash-producing machines that crank out nice profits along with those paper strips. The CDC just released the latest data on the c-...
February 6, 2009
Imagine this: a user-friendly website where, with free and easy access, mothers who have given birth within the last three years provide detailed feedback about their birth experiences at the one end, and parents-to-be will soon be able to retrieve the pooled reporting on local providers and facilities at the other end, all anonymously and nationwide. But no need to imagine, and this is a first!