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J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 May-Jun;31(3):332-333. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.03.170427.

Barriers Faced by Family Medicine Graduates Interested in Performing Obstetric Deliveries.

Author information

1
From UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (TWB); American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (ARE, ERH, LEP). barreto@uthscsa.edu.
2
From UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (TWB); American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (ARE, ERH, LEP).

Abstract

Fewer family physicians are providing deliveries, which raises concern for access to obstetric care. We found that among recent family medicine graduates who would like to do deliveries, difficulty finding a position that supports including deliveries was a major barrier.

KEYWORDS:

Childbirth; Family Physicians; Family Practice; Obstetric Delivery; Parturition; Pregnancy

PMID:
29743216
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2018.03.170427
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Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest: Drs. Eden and Peterson and Ms. Hansen are employees of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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