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Birth Center Survey Report

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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 

  1. Introduction
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Foundation for Birth Center Growth
  4. 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.
  5. Preparation for Birth Center Opening
  6. 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
  7. Role in professional education
  8. 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
  9. Liability Insurance
  10. Clinical Protocols
    Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC), water immersion, Group B Streptococcus (GBS), postpartum follow-up and home visits
  11. Transfers
    review of transfers
  12. Collaboration
  13. Mainstreaming Birth Centers: Challenges & Opportunities
  14. 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
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