Of 1.00 at night rather born in first month as children during the day, says studybabies the early evening hours the early evening or at night a greater risk of dying within the first four weeks of life were born as such the day according to a study published in the August issue Ranbaxy . Obstetrics & Gynecology, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Jeffrey Gould, director of the Perinatal Epidemiology and Health Economics Outcomes Research Unit at Stanford University and his colleagues reviewed the medical records of the more than 3.3 million children in California According to the study 1992 and 1997. According to the study, there were 2.00 occurred from 1.00 bis 06.00 clock, born compared with 1.88 deaths per 1,000 live births for babies from 7.00 bis 06.00 clock Overall, infants born of 1.00 clock to 06 00 clock a 16 a 16 percent higher death rate for their first month as children during the day and infants born between 7 and 12 am clock had a 12 percent higher mortality rate. Gould said hospital factors are most likely responsible for the discrepancy. For example, access to diagnostic tests and procedures in the night in some hospitals are limited, and employees who can work at night less experienced or less numerous. However , said Jan Emerson, a spokesman for the California Hospital Association, Gould’s theory does not make sense, since many hospitals operate have extra staff night shifts, because so many women go into labor at night . Two previous studies had similar results, with a finding that many of the deaths if were doctors and nurses shift change and another concluded that the most likely causes of physician and nurse fatigue and reliance on less experienced staff in the evening shifts were (Britt, LiveScience occurred. Gould said, J.ore research is needed to discover the reasons for the relationship between nighttime births and a higher infant mortality explain, but he also recommended that. Hospitals revalue their nightly services and consider the time of birth in the discussion and record infant mortality My advice is that people expect the children her obstetricians to ask what are the services as when supplies[the woman] in the night, he said (Thomas, Boston Globe.
Washington Post Examines efforts, access to medical services for pregnant women in rural Virginia increaseThe Washington Post on Sunday examined access access to medical services for pregnant women in Northern Neck Virginia – an isolated, 100 – mile-long Peninsula consisting of small fishing villages. Rising malpractice insurance costs last year causing the area two obstetricians practice practice, so that pregnant women at least an hour away from the nearest obstetrician. Deliver deliver babies in cars, parking and emergency rooms and being terrified during their pregnancies through access to proper care are now together in the area, the Post reports. Although individual and state efforts under way to birth centers are open in Northern Neck could be a lack of funding and restrictions on services limit their ability to ease the problems associated with the lack of health care available in the area. courtesy say say some health experts, the nationwide trend of the declining population in rural areas gives way to the larger question of economic feasibility of operating medical practices in these areas (Boorstein, Washington Post, – – Washington Post the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report displaying search in the archives, or sign up for email delivery at Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report strongly supports kaiser network. Publishes a free service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2005 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved. Continue reading