Journal article

Obstetric and perinatal outcomes for women with pre-existing diabetes in rural compared to metropolitan settings in Victoria, Australia

Rebecca L Williamson, Elizabeth A McCarthy, Jeremy J Oats, Leonid Churilov, Martha Lappas, Alexis Shub

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of complications. Likewise, living in rural, regional and remote Victoria, Australia, is also associated with poorer health outcomes. There is a gap in the literature with regard to whether Victorian women with pre-existing diabetes experience a greater risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes compared to their metropolitan counterparts. AIM: Our objective is to compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes for women with pre-existing diabetes delivering in rural vs metropolitan hospitals in Victoria, Australia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective population-based study using routinely collected state-based data of sin..

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