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Issue 8, June 13, 2015

 

           

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

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/06/midwives-are-making-a-comeback/395456/

 

Cesarean birth may raise baby’s risk of asthma, diabetes and obesity

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0OQ2OT20150610?irpc=932

 

Despite Dire Predictions, Health Care Reform Hasn’t Hurt Employer-Sponsored Coverage Rates

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-arensmeyer/despite-dire-predictions-_b_7552882.html

 

BCBSNC proposes nearly 26 percent ACA rate increase | The Herald-Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/showcase/x219732795/BCBSNC-proposes-nearly-26-percent-ACA-rate-increase

 

The Hospitals That Overcharge Patients by 1000 Percent

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/06/hospitals-that-charge-1000-more-than-they-should/395099/

 

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.

http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/price-transparency-care-data-policies-launched-american-medical-society

 

Advancing transparency in healthcare: A call to action

http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/244714-advancing-transparency-in-healthcare-a-call-to-action

 

US Maternal Mortality Rate Unacceptable, ACOG Says

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/846111

 

Has Maternal Mortality Really Doubled in the U.S.? - Scientific American

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/has-maternal-mortality-really-doubled-in-the-u-s/

 

Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/10/411982831/some-insured-patients-still-skipping-care-because-of-high-costs

 

Pregnancy weight changes infant metabolic profiles : OBGYN News

http://www.obgynnews.com/specialty-focus/obstetrics/single-article-page/pregnancy-weight-changes-infant-metabolic-profiles/ba0c92070f81fa296df73371fabb4d33.html

 

This image perfectly sums up what’s wrong with American health care, according to the Internet

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/09/this-image-perfectly-sums-up-the-problem-with-the-american-health-care-system-according-to-the-internet/?tid=sm_fb

 

High level of profit by area hospitals defended by health care providers, questioned by critics as excessive, economically harmful - Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/front-page/2015/06/07/High-level-of-profit-by-area-hospitals-defended-by-health-care-providers-questioned-by-critics-as-excessive-economically-harmful.html

 

Value-Based Healthcare Is Often Fee-For-Service With A New Coat Of Paint

http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddhixon/2015/06/11/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

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2015/nimhd-05.htm

 

Tales of high deductibles: Delaying care over cost

http://www.scpr.org/blogs/health/2015/06/05/18036/tales-of-high-deductibles-delaying-care-over-cost/

 

Teenagers Seek Health Information Online, but Don’t Always Trust It

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2015/06/02/teenagers-seek-health-information-online-but-dont-always-trust-it/?_r=0&referrer=

 

Bonus: Weird surrealistic representation of the role of an obstetrician (Library of Medicine)

Cesarean rates of hospitals  |   Where can I VBAC?  |  Maternity Data Reports

 

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