National Perinatal Information Center
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Study of Maternal Fetal Medicine Practice
Phase I - Survey of Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists

This study addressed the policy concerns of the Society of MFM Specialists regarding how many Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists would be trained for the future. The work was accomplished in two phases. The first was a national survey of maternal fetal medicine specialists. The second focused on the distribution of MFM specialists be geography and birth populations.    » Learn More

Implications of Short Stay Hospitalizations for Mothers and Newborns
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau funded the National Perinatal Information Center to hold a meeting of medical and health policy professionals to discuss the risks and benefits of the rapidly accelerating trend toward short hospitalizations for mothers and newborns. The meeting, held in fall of 1994, served as a source of recommendations to the Federal government concerning the need for the Surgeon General to have a policy on the issue. The meeting was designed to explore the newborn screening issues, medical risks to the mother and newborn, psycho-social risk and benefits, and program components for earlier discharge which were designed to minimize any risks to the mother or infant.   » Learn More

Survival and Health Status Analysis of Premature, High Risk Deliveries in the 1991 Longitudinal Follow-up to the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey
The primary objective of this effort was identification of the source of care for high risk newborns and quantification of the differential impact of hospitals with higher levels of technology on the mortality and subsequent morbidity among survivors.   » Learn More

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