Quality of Maternity Care in CAHs

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Maternity care in rural areas continues to be a national priority with roughly half of rural counties lacking a hospital with obstetric services. With this project, the FMT will describe Critical Access Hospital (CAH) performance through these primary objectives:

  1. Describe the quality of maternity care in CAHs;
  2. Identify relationships between maternity care quality performance and CAH characteristics; and
  3. Identify quality measures related to maternity and birth outcomes that are most feasible and relevant for CAHs and rural hospitals.