Obstetrical Access in Washington State


A survey of all potential providers of obstetrical care in Washington State was conducted in 1989, and results were compared to an earlier survey to assess the extent to which obstetrical access had changed. Although the massive exodus of family physicians from obstetrical practice appeared to have slowed during the follow-up period, there was still substantial net attrition among this group of providers. By contrast, the supply of obstetricians and midwives seemed to be stable. Despite the greater obstetrical participation rate of rural practitioners, members of this group were also quitting obstetrics faster than they could be replaced.






Authors Title Type Date Documents/Media
Whelan AR Geographical aspects of obstetrical care in Washington State PUBLICATION 01-01-1989
Rosenblatt RA, Whelan A, Hart LG Obstetric practice patterns in Washington State after tort reform: has the access problem been solved? PUBLICATION 12-01-1990 Article
Rosenblatt RA, Whelan A, Hart LG Rural obstetrical access in Washington State: have we attained equilibrium? PUBLICATION 01-01-1990