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Titolo:
Overutilization of antenatal care in Norway
Autore:
Backe, B;
Indirizzi:
Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, N-7034 Trondheim, Norway Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol Trondheim Norway N-7034 4 Trondheim, Norway
Titolo Testata:
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
fascicolo: 2, volume: 29, anno: 2001,
pagine: 129 - 132
SICI:
1403-4948(200106)29:2<129:OOACIN>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PRENATAL-CARE; UNITED-STATES; EUROPE;
Keywords:
antenatal care; guidelines; health services research; prenatal care/utilization; providers' compliance;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Backe, B Univ Trondheim Hosp, Dept Obstet, N-7006 Trondheim, Norway Univ Trondheim Hosp Trondheim Norway N-7006 6 Trondheim, Norway
Citazione:
B. Backe, "Overutilization of antenatal care in Norway", SCAND J P H, 29(2), 2001, pp. 129-132

Abstract

Background: it hits long been a common belief in Norway that all pregnant women attend antenatal care, but no documentation has been provided. In 1984, official guidelines were issued recommending a reduction of the number of routine visits. However, no studies have been performed in order to monitor whether the recommendations are followed. Aims: Utilization review of antenatal care in Norway. Method: A national cross-sectional study, comprising all deliveries in all obstetrical units in the country during a two-week registration period in June 1996. Information on onset of antenatal care, the number of visits, parity and gestational age at the time of delivery wascollected. The study comprised 1,557 deliveries; 45 of the 60 obstetrical units in the country participated. Results: The mean number of antenatal visits was 12.2. Only two of the 1,557 women (0.1%) delivered without any previous antenatal care. A total of 80% started antenatal care in the first trimester, 0.4% had their first antenatal visit in the third trimester. The mean number of antenatal visits was substantially higher than thr recommended number. Conclusion: Antenatal care-providers do not comply with the official guidelines.

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