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dc.contributor.authorWick, Laura
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 89, pp. 174-178en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study describes staffing, caseloads and reported routine practices for normal childbirth in Palestinian West Bank (WB) governmental maternity facilities and compares these practices with evidence-based care. Methods: Data on routine childbirth practices in all eight governmental hospitals were obtained through interviews with head obstetricians and midwives. Data on staffing and monthly number of births were collected by phone or personal interview from all 37 WB hospitals. Results: Forty-eight percent of WB deliveries took place in crowded and understaffed governmental hospitals. Reported practices were not consistently in line with evidence-based care. Lack of knowledge and structural barriers were reasons for this gap. Conclusion: The implications of limiting unnecessary interventions in the normal birth process are particularly important in a context of limited access and scarce resources. More skilled birth attendants and a universal commitment to effective care are needed
dc.subject.lcshChildbirth - West Bank
dc.subject.lcshMaternal health services - West Bank
dc.subject.lcshMaternal and infant welfare - West Bank
dc.subject.lcshNatural childbirth - West Bank
dc.titleChildbirth in Palestineen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
newfileds.departmentBirzeit University. Institute of Community and Public Healthen_US
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