Obstetric Care in Rural Missouri: The Loss of Rural General and Family Practitioners
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Family and general practitioners have historically provided a substantial portion of obstetric care in rural parts of the United States, including Missouri. The authors surveyed 328 rural general physicians to determine their participation in obstetrics. Their findings show a dramatic loss of physician obstetric services in rural Missouri and suggest that the dilemma is not likely to be easily remedied.
Williamson, H. A.,
Lawhorne, L. W.,
& Taylor, J.
(1990). Obstetric Care in Rural Missouri: The Loss of Rural General and Family Practitioners. Missouri Medicine, 87 (2), 92-95.