OB Talks About Home Birth, Midwives And Re-Engineering U.S. Maternity Care
Dr. Neel Shah: "In low-risk women, the number one reason to do a c-section on someone who’s started in labor is something we call failure to progress. It’s a very subjective call, and one way of interpreting that is, 'You’re taking too long.' I don’t think that even OBs are consciously doing that, but if you’re busting at the seams, you’ve got no labor rooms left, that’s often what these areas look like, there are pressures."
Report: In Mass. Health Care, System Skewed So Rich Get Richer
A report released today from a group founded by Steward Health Care System and the union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, says that disparities in hospital costs and financing are driving "a vicious cycle" of inequality in health care across Massachusetts.