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Value-Based Maternity Care

What if all low-risk women planned to birth in a birth centre or at home?

Birth centres and homebirth When integrated within the health system, birth with registered midwives in a birth centre or at…

September 27, 2021
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How to get rid of inappropriate maternity care practices? De-implement them

More than 30 years ago the book Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, systematically analysed the evidence for…

Value-Based Maternity Care

What makes maternity care “worth it”?

Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalisation and the most expensive. Many high-income countries have witnessed escalating obstetric intervention…

August 2, 2021
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Health services lack incentive to be cost-effective

Maternity service funding in Australia Most maternity care funding is allocated to State and Territory health departments who then resource…

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Clinical benefits for women who receive continuity from a midwifery student

Students provide continuity for women – regardless of model Continuity of care, and continuity of carer, are terms which are…

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Midwives’ social and emotional competence key to quality maternity care

Midwives social and emotional skills matter – they matter to women and families, and they matter when working in a…

Value-Based Maternity Care

How can we best prepare graduates to provide midwifery continuity of carer?

Less than 10% of Australian women can access midwifery continuity of carer. This model provides women with a known and…

Value-Based Maternity Care

Preterm birth and the cost to women

When a baby is born preterm, they are more likely to face significant health challenges. As a consequence, the care…

Value-Based Maternity Care

Towards value-based maternity care: Validation of the ICHOM Standard Set for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Valerie Slavin, PhD candidate, Midwife, Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative, Griffith University & Gold Coast University Hospital Professor Jenny Gamble, Transforming…

September 4, 2020
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