Maternal-Newborn Gap Analysis

In 2018, PCMCH reviewed low-volume, rural and remote intrapartum services and completed an analysis of access to safe and high-quality intrapartum care services in lower-volume centres (less than 500 births a year) across Ontario.

The gap analysis used a mixed-methods approach, including:

  • An environmental scan
  • Interviews with representatives from lower volume intrapartum care sites
  • Data collection from the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)

The Gap Analysis demonstrated the following findings:

  • Geography is associated with quality and access to care
  • Wide variations in models of care, staffing models and human resource strategies
  • Knowledge and involvement of regional maternal-child networks

Maternal-Newborn Gap Analysis (August, 2018)

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