Challenges faced in providing safe care in rural perinatal settings.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems
- Medical Complications
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications
Setting of Care
This survey of rural hospitals in the southern United States found that hospitals with fewer than 125 deliveries per year were relatively less prepared to administer neonatal resuscitation. As well, one-third of hospitals did not have an established method for transferring patients to tertiary care hospitals.