Monitoring the supply of the obstetrical (OB) care workforce is important for identifying areas that may lack OB care access. This brief describes the supply and geographic distribution of obstetricians, advanced practice midwives, midwives (not advanced practice), and family physicians in rural versus urban counties. Our findings reveal significant geographic disparities in OB clinician supply.
Authors:Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA
Journal/Publisher:WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington
Citation:Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA. The supply and rural-urban distribution of the obstetrical care workforce in the U.S.: a state-level analysis. WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Jun 2020.
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