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March 14th, 2018

Podcast 218: Better integration of midwifery associated with better birth outcomes

An analysis of the states’ integration of midwifery into their healthcare systems concludes that better integration led to better outcomes for mothers and babies. We discuss this with Dr. Saraswathi Vedam, the study’s first author. Links: University of British Columbia’s Birth Place Lab PLoS One article First Watch coverage of the Lancet series on midwifery


November 6th, 2017

Podcast 215: Has primary care been Amazon-ized?

Timothy Hoff thinks clinicians “must finally recognize that they are indeed ‘workers’ whose ability to control their daily fates has been reduced greatly.” He worries about the continuing erosion of the doctor-patient relationship, and he wonders why the profession is so reluctant to view its members as “put-upon workers struggling to gain favorable conditions […]


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