Objectives.-Although there has been substantial policy interest in interventions to improve the neonatal outcomes of disadvantaged women, little attention has been paid to the health status of pregnant women themselves.
We therefore examined whether the provision of health coverage to uninsured low-income pregnant women affects maternal health status or the use of cesarean section.
Design.-Natural experiment in Massachussetts.
Patients.-All in-hospital, single-gestation births in 1984 (N=57257) and 1987 (N=64 346).
Intervention.-Healthy Start is a statewide health coverage program for uninsured pregnant women.
In 1985, it covered women with incomes below 185% of the federal poverty level.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Homme, Gestation, Assurance maladie, Femme, Influence, Accouchement, Césarienne, Morbidité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Human, Pregnancy, Health insurance, Woman, Influence, Delivery, Cesarean section, Morbidity
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Code Inist : 002B20F01. Création : 199406.