Access to obstetrics care for rural Alabama population

Int J Health Plann Manage. Oct-Dec 1998;13(4):277-88. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1751(199810/12)13:4<277::AID-HPM523>3.0.CO;2-X.


The delivery of health care in rural areas is a problem throughout the United States. The health of an individual warrants consideration near conception, as the health of a mother affects the health of an unborn child. This article evaluates the status of obstetrics care in rural Alabama and offers possible alternatives to the current delivery of care.

MeSH terms

  • Alabama
  • Demography
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Malpractice
  • Maternal Health Services*
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Obstetrics*
  • Physicians, Family / supply & distribution
  • Pregnancy
  • Rural Health Services*
  • Workforce