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How safe are home births for mothers? Eugene Declercq, professor Boston University School Public Health

by faithgibson January 21, 2016

How safe are home births for mothers? By Eugene Declercq Reposted from CNN website – Monday, January 18, 2016 {also birthday of my first baby, a daughter born in the backseat of our family car in 1964, in my attempt to get to the hospital too late for them to use many of the same […]

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Induced & Augmented Labors Linked to Higher Autism Risk, esp. increased for boys

by faithgibson August 30, 2013

Re-posted from Gupta Guide;  August 12, 2013 Written by Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Link to another article on the possible connection btw induction drugs — exspecially Pitocin — and autism disorders Link ~ Product Insert: Pitocin, Oxytocin Injection, Synethetic ~ Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company  Action Points: The odds of autism increased significantly in children whose mothers […]

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AMA-controled Relative-Value-Scale Update Committee (RUC) authorized by US govt to fix MD fees price paid by Medicare/Medicaid

by faithgibson August 15, 2013

Medscape Business of Medicine © 2013  WebMD, LLC The RUC Is Bad Medicine; It Has to Go Brian Klepper, PhD Aug 12, 2013 RUC Is a Deep Root of Our Healthcare Crisis “One of the biggest mistakes we made…is that we took the RUC…back in 1992 and gave it to the AMA… [The AMA] is incredibly political, and it’s […]

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Preventable Obstetrical Interventions: How many caesarean sections can be prevented in Canada?

by faithgibson August 5, 2013

J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 May;35(5):434-43. Rossignol M, Moutquin JM, Boughrassa F, Bédard MJ, Chaillet N, Charest C, Ciofani L, Dumas-Pilon M, Gagné GP, Gagnon A, Gagnon R, Senikas V. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal QC. Abstract (+ editor’s comments @ bottom) Public health authorities have been alarmed by the progressive rise in rates of Caesarean section in Canada, approaching one birth in three in […]

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H-CUP’s Statistical Brief #110: Hospitalization Related To Childbirth, 2008 (published 2011)

by faithgibson July 14, 2013

HCUP The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP, pronounced “H-Cup”) is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). HCUP databases bring together the data collection efforts of State data organizations, hospital associations, private data […]

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