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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;39(3):323-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2012.05.001. Epub 2012 Aug 15.

The birth of a collaborative model: obstetricians, midwives, and family physicians.

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Department of Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA. Christine.pecci@bmc.org

Abstract

In the United States, the challenges of maternity care include provider workforce, cost containment, and equal access to quality care. This article describes a collaborative model of care involving midwives, family physicians, and obstetricians at the Boston Medical Center, which serves a low-income multicultural population. Leadership investment in a collaborative model of care from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Midwifery, and the Department of Family Medicine created a culture of safety and commitment to patient-centered care. Essential elements of the authors' successful model include a commitment to excellence in patient care, communication, and interdisciplinary education.

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22963692
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10.1016/j.ogc.2012.05.001
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