An update on Research issues in the assessment of birth by Pray, Leslie A.

By Pray, Leslie A.

"More than 30 years in the past, the Institute of drugs (IOM) and the nationwide study Council (NRC) convened a committee to figure out methodologies and examine had to review childbirth settings within the usa. The committee participants mentioned their findings and suggestions in a consensus document, learn matters within the overview of delivery Settings (IOM and NRC, 1982). An replace on learn matters in the  Read more...

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Maternal mortality data are published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through 2007 only. S. gov) for maternal deaths (numerator). Produced by California Department of Public Health, Center for Family Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division, April 2013. SOURCE: California Department of Public Health, 2013. 2000s, the national rate was about 13 deaths per 100,000. In California, it was about 16 per 100,000. What Is Low Risk? Tasked to identify low-risk pregnancies, Kimberly Gregory began by searching the scientific literature, restricting her search to publications since 1996 and to developed countries.

It is this fourth phenomenon, that some social actors have greater authority than others to define risk that leads to what anthropologist Brigitte Jordan calls “authoritative knowledge” (Jordan, 1997; Jordan and DavisFloyd, 1992). According to Armstrong, Jordan argues that in any particular domain of human life there may be several knowledge systems or ways of understanding the world. Some of these ways of understanding may carry greater weight than others, either because they explain the state of the world better or because they are associated with a stronger power base, or for both reasons.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND 21 I­ ssues in the Assessment of Birth Settings (IOM and NRC, 1982), Paneth also offered some perspective on what has been learned—and what remains to be learned—since then. S. birth statistics, which all state vital registrars are required to submit to the NCHS. He described the data as an “extraordinary resource,” one that must be maintained and sustained. Without such data, analyses such as those presented by Hamilton and MacDorman would not be possible.

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