0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Health Care Access and Birth Outcome-Reply

Jennifer S. Haas, MD, MS; I. Steven Udvarhelyi, MD, MS; Carl N. Morris, PhD; Arnold M. Epstein, MD, MA
JAMA. 1993;269(19):2507. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500190048029.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

In Reply.  —We agree with Dr Ferguson that public policy to improve the birth outcomes of disadvantaged women should address limited access to affordable family planning services. Unfortunately, our data set cannot address the role of "unintended" pregnancy in our findings.Dr Rodney questions whether the decline of family physicians with training in obstetrics may contribute to our findings. We unfortunately cannot address the role of the family physician in providing access to prenatal care for disadvantaged women in Massachusetts.Both of these letters suggest that factors beyond health coverage may affect access to prenatal care and birth outcomes. Although we believe that health coverage is a necessary first step toward improving access to prenatal care, our study suggests that health coverage alone may not be sufficient to ensure improved access and birth outcomes. We believe that policymakers should consider broader interventions to improve access to prenatal care and birth

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();