Friday, June 5, 2009

Prenatal Visits to Family Physicians Declining

Of 244.5 million prenatal visits made between 1995 and 2004, the percentage made to family physicians decreased from 11.6 percent in 1995-96 to 6.1 percent in 2003-04, says a recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. The percentage of visits made to FPs in rural areas fell even more drastically during that period, from 38.6 percent to 12.9 percent.


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