General practitioners in public obstetrics - An underutilized resource

Del Mar C. and O'Connor V. (1994) General practitioners in public obstetrics - An underutilized resource. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 34 1: 35-38. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.1994.tb01036.x


Author Del Mar C.
O'Connor V.
Title General practitioners in public obstetrics - An underutilized resource
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8666
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828X.1994.tb01036.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 1
Start page 35
End page 38
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 2729 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abstract Summary: We questioned 229 general practitioners (GPs), 288 women who had recently delivered babies in public hospitals, 26 public hospital doctors, and 33 midwives in South Brisbane. Shared antenatal care was undertaken by 84% of mothers, and recently provided by 88% GPs. Mothers valued having sufficient time with their antenatal clinician, continuity of care, and short waiting and travel times. They preferred a GP to provide antenatal care, and a hospital midwife to deliver them. GPs were interested in providing even more obstetric care ‐ one third in providing intrapartum care ‐ and in gaining continuing education in obstetrics. Hospital doctors and midwives were supportive of women choosing the personnel to deliver them, and of an increased GP and midwife role in public hospital obstetrics, but unenthusiastic about home deliveries. There is widespread support for an increased role for GPs in public obstetrics. Copyright
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