Journal article

Covid-19 changes to maternity care: Experiences of Australian doctors

Rebecca A Szabo, Alyce N Wilson, Caroline Homer, Vidanka Vasilevski, Linda Sweet, Karen Wynter, Yvonne Hauck, Lesley Kuliukas, Zoe Bradfield

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

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic meant rapid changes to Australian maternity services. All maternity services have undertaken significant changes in relation to policies, service delivery and practices and increased use of personal protective equipment. AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore and describe doctors' experiences of providing maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. METHODS: A national online survey followed by semi-structured interviews with a cohort of participants was conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia (May-June 2020). Participants were recruited through social media networks. Eighty-six doctors completed the survey, and..

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