Despite changes in the organization and delivery of medical care, 2
traditional indices find that prenatal care utilization has remained relatively
stable. However, 2 new indices, based on American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists' recommendations, include a more-than-recommended-care category.
Applying these measures to US births between 1981 and 1995, Dr Kogan and colleagues
foundArticle an increase in prenatal care utilization, especially intensive use.