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AABC Birth Center Survey Report

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AABC Birth Center Survey Report

A comprehensive look at birth centers in the United States, this ebook is the result of analysis of the AABC Survey of Birth Centers in 2016.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foundation for Birth Center Growth
  • Characteristics of U.S. Birth Centers - location, longevity, organizational structure, ownership, facility, annual births, volume and number of birth rooms, licensure, accreditation, AABC membership, other services
  • Preparation for Birth Center Opening
  • Personnel and Staffing - administration, type(s) of midwifery provider, staffing model, personnel attending births, clinical staffing for closed model birth centers, salaries and compensation, benefits, midwife workload
  • Role in professional education
  • Financial Health - gross revenues, birth center charges, births to break even, perceived financial health, consistency of financial health, indicators of financial health, influences on financial health, payer mix, insurance contracts
  • Liability Insurance
  • Clinical Protocols - Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC), water immersion, Group B Streptococcus (GBS), postpartum follow-up and home visits
  • Transfers - review of transfers
  • Collaboration
  • Mainstreaming Birth Centers: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Birth Centers Located Outside the United States - birth center characteristics, other services, preparation for opening, staffing and personnel, professional education, financial health, clinical protocols, transfers, collaboration

Format: Downloads as PDF file. 

Non-Member Price: $60
Member Price: $50