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Opinions of maternity care professionals and other stakeholders about integration of maternity care: a qualitative study in the Netherlands

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, July 2016
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Title
Opinions of maternity care professionals and other stakeholders about integration of maternity care: a qualitative study in the Netherlands
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0975-z
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Authors

Hilde Perdok, Suze Jans, Corine Verhoeven, Lidewij Henneman, Therese Wiegers, Ben Willem Mol, François Schellevis, Ank de Jonge

Abstract

This study aims to give insight into the opinions of maternity care professionals and other stakeholders on the integration of midwife-led care and obstetrician-led care and on the facilitating and inhibiting factors for integrating maternity care. Qualitative study using interviews and focus groups from November 2012 to February 2013 in the Netherlands. Seventeen purposively selected stakeholder representatives participated in individual semi-structured interviews and 21 in focus groups. One face-to-face focus group included a combined group of midwives, obstetricians and a paediatrician involved in maternity care. Two online focus groups included a group of primary care midwives and a group of clinical midwives respectively. Thematic analysis was performed using Atlas.ti. Two researchers independently coded the interview and focus group transcripts by means of a mind map and themes and relations between them were described. Three main themes were identified with regard to integrating maternity care: client-centred care, continuity of care and task shifting between professionals. Opinions differed regarding the optimal maternity care organisation model. Participants considered the current payment structure an inhibiting factor, whereas a new modified payment structure based on the actual amount of work performed was seen as a facilitating factor. Both midwives and obstetricians indicated that they were afraid to loose autonomy. An integrated maternity care system may improve client-centred care, provide continuity of care for women during labour and birth and include a shift of responsibilities between health care providers. However, differences of opinion among professionals and other stakeholders with regard to the optimal maternity care organisation model may complicate the implementation of integrated care. Important factors for a successful implementation of integrated maternity care are an appropriate payment structure and maintenance of the autonomy of professionals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 126 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 17%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 12%
Researcher 12 9%
Other 7 6%
Other 27 21%
Unknown 29 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 35 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 18%
Psychology 8 6%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Arts and Humanities 4 3%
Other 12 9%
Unknown 38 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2016.
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#3,080,202
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Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#952
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#71,235
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