Special Issue "Organization of Care: Place of Birth, Risk Selection and Integration of Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022.
Interests: organization of care; place of birth; intrauterine growth restriction; birthing positions; continuity of carer
Interests: fetal growth restriction; birth and child outcomes; prenatal risk factors
Interests: women’s health; big data; labour interventions; women in vulnerable situations; lifestyle interventions
Interests: evaluation of maternity and/or midwifery care; optimizing physiological labour and birth; childbirth experience
The organization of maternal and newborn care differs between countries and regions. It is important to identify aspects of the organization of care that enhance good quality and evidence-based care that optimizes women’s experience of pregnancy and birth. Adequate risk selection is an important element of a maternity care organization. It supports the identification of women and babies that need medical interventions and specialist care in addition to general preventive and supportive care. Adequate risk selection is based on a balance between promoting health and managing risk. It ensures that women and babies receive appropriate care, not too much and not too little, at the right place and the right time. Risk selection is also important for advising women about their choices in care, for example regarding the place of birth.
The process of risk selection is complex and is influenced by contextual factors such as geography, government policy, laws and regulation, health financing, history, and culture. Additionally, the way risk selection is organized my effect subgroups of women differently. For example, social class and ethnicity may interact with each other and with medical risks in various ways.
For this special issue, we invite authors to submit papers on the complex interplay of factors that are related to the organization and process of risk selection and how these affect different groups of women. In particular, we welcome contributions on the balance between too much and too little medical care, the role of women (representatives) in policy and practice of risk selection, the framing of risk versus health, and economic evaluations of risk selection.
Prof. Dr. Ank de Jonge
Dr. Jens Henrichs
Dr. Lilian Peters
Prof. Dr. Corine Verhoeven
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- risk selection
- place of birth
- integration of care
- maternal and newborn care
- maternity care