Journal article

SHARED OBSTETRIC CARE - THE GENERAL-PRACTITIONERS PERSPECTIVE

J HALLORAN, J GUNN, D YOUNG

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | AUSTRALIAN NZ J OBSTET GYNAEC | Published : 1992

Abstract

Shared obstetric care between hospital and general practitioner (GP) is being developed in several States in Australia as an alternative model of care for pregnant women in the public hospital system. The aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of participating GPs to the shared obstetric care programme at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. Fifty GPs were randomly selected, and face to face individual interviews were conducted using qualitative methods. GPs feel that the continuity of care they can provide during pregnancy and the postpartum is a very important and valuable aspect of their role as shared care providers. They are generally satisfied with the programme at the Roya..

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