Maternal-Newborn Gap Analysis
A review of low volume, rural, and remote intrapartum services in Ontario.
The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health completed an analysis to look at access to safe, high-quality intrapartum care services in lower volume centres (less than 500 births a year) across the province.
The gap analysis utilized a mixed-methods approach including:
- An environmental scan
- Findings from interviews with representatives from lower volume intrapartum care sites
- Data from the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
Findings: Key Themes
- Geography is associated with quality and access to care;
- Wide variations in models of care, staffing models, and human resources strategies; and
- Knowledge and involvement of regional maternal-child networks.
Download a copy Maternal-Newborn Gap Analysis (August, 2018) HERE.
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