Search Resources (English): Maternity care costs

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Moving in the right direction? Regionalizing maternal health services in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Summarizes findings of a study that provides a snapshot of how maternity clients are affected by many of the policy changes that are taking place at provincial and local levels.

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Published: 2000
Moving in the right direction? Regionalizing maternity care services in British Columbia, Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/moving-direction.pdf

Explores the impact of regionalization of maternity care services outside large metropolitan areas. Identifies common themes and viewpoints.

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Published: 2001
Solving the maternity care crisis: making way for midwifery's contribution  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/midwifbrief.pdf

Argues that midwives are ideally positioned to meet demands for maternity care. Provides policy recommendations to improve midwifery's contribution.

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Published: 2003
Childbirth practices, medical intervention & women's autonomy: safer childbirth or bigger profits?  
https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/4746/1/baker.pdf
Examines the factors that influence childbirth and breastfeeding practices, such as new technologies, changing labour markets, medical and corporate profits and the politics of choice. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Giving birth in Canada: the costs  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_308_E&cw_topic=308&cw_rel=AR_1106_E
Explores the costs associated with delivering maternity and infant care in Canada, including provincial, national and international comparisons. (See Details)
Published: 2006
It is time for a national birthing strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39439
Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007