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Abstract

This volume is based on the papers presented at the EC workshop on the "evaluation of pre-, peri- and postnatal care delivery systems" held in Brussels on 14-16 March 1984. The provision of perinatal care will in the future remain one of the strategic issues in health policy and health care delivery in all countries of the EC. The technological and economic problems confronting these countries are so complex that efforts should also be directed to developing methods for cost-effective health systems. Health services research is generally directed towards solving problems in the organization, management, financing, planning and delivery of health services in order to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Such research can thus make a valuable contribution in developing methods in which expertise from various disciplines including epidemiology, health economics, medical sociology, psychology, as well as clinical medicine is required. The authors of this book review a wide range of aspects involved in the evaluation of pre-, peri-, and postnatal care delivery systems. In particular they focus on three areas of evaluation: antenatal screening procedures, different types of management of spontaneous labour, and neonatal care. Moreover, research proposals have been formulated for a future common research action in these three areas.

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Authors: KAMINSKI M, INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND);BREART G, INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND);BUEKENS P, INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND);HUISJES H J, INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND);MCILWAINE G INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS), INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND), INSERM, VILLEJUIF (FRANCE), UNIV. LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT, GRONINGEN (NETHERLANDS);UNIV. OF GLASGOW (SCOTLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 308 P., 1986, ISBN 0-19-261610-2 WRITE TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, WALTON STREET, OXFORD OX2 6DP (UK), PRICE: UKL 30, (EUR 10484 EN).
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