The intersection of maternity care, data transparency, health care costs and patient safety in a weekly curated list of articles of interest.
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An Increasing Number of American Mothers Are Using Midwives for Their Births - The Atlantic
Cesarean birth may raise baby’s risk of asthma, diabetes and obesity
Despite Dire Predictions, Health Care Reform Hasn’t Hurt Employer-Sponsored Coverage Rates
BCBSNC proposes nearly 26 percent ACA rate increase | The Herald-Sun
The Hospitals That Overcharge Patients by 1000 Percent
Price transparency, care data policies launched by American Medical Society
The new policies encourage physicians to give patients greater price transparency on the cost of care, taking into account insurance status.
Advancing transparency in healthcare: A call to action
US Maternal Mortality Rate Unacceptable, ACOG Says
Has Maternal Mortality Really Doubled in the U.S.? - Scientific American
Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs
Pregnancy weight changes infant metabolic profiles : OBGYN News
This image perfectly sums up what’s wrong with American health care, according to the Internet
High level of profit by area hospitals defended by health care providers, questioned by critics as excessive, economically harmful - Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Value-Based Healthcare Is Often Fee-For-Service With A New Coat Of Paint
Health Disparities in U.S. Still Persist According to Report - NIH
Tales of high deductibles: Delaying care over cost
Teenagers Seek Health Information Online, but Don’t Always Trust It
Bonus: Weird surrealistic representation of the role of an obstetrician (Library of Medicine)