Reproductive Health

CDC awards UAMS $1.2 million to improve maternal care

The CDC awarded UAMS $1.2 million in federal funds over five years to improve the quality of health care available to mothers and babies in Arkansas. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The CDC awarded UAMS $1.2 million in federal funds over a five-year period to help improve the quality of health care available to mothers and […]

Doctors express concern about the future of abortion education in the post-Roe era

In the late June Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, the Supreme Court overturned constitutional abortion protections established in Roe v. Wade. Now doctors have raised concerns about possible discrepancies in residency abortion training that may arise in more conservative regions. Nearly 45% of obstetric and gynecology residencies are in states that are likely […]

3-year study of NPs in the ED: worse outcomes, higher costs

Nurse practitioners (NPs) who provide emergency care without a physician’s supervision or cooperation in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) increase length of stay by 11% and increase 30-day avoidable hospitalizations by 20% compared to emergency room physicians, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. That higher avoidable hospitalization rate […]

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