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Is More Medical Providers Always Better?

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 09:38

The United States has significantly greater neonatal intensive care resources per capita, compared with 3 other developed countries, without having consistently better birth weight-specific mortality. Despite low birth weight rates that exceed other countries, the United States has proportionately more providers per low birth weight infant, but offers less extensive preconception and prenatal services. This study questions the effectiveness of the current distribution of US reproductive care resources and its emphasis on neonatal intensive care.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/6/1036