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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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