Graduates comment on issues related to the decline of Wisconsin family physicians providing maternity care

Wis Med J. 1996 Jan;95(1):17-21.


Care for mother and child once were part and parcel of family medicine. But in an age of increased specialization, that touchstone of health care has changed in the way such care is delivered and administered. This study, based on survey responses from 235 University of Wisconsin (UW) graduates practicing in Wisconsin in 1991, examines issues related to the decline in maternity care provided by family physicians and factors that could reverse the trend.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Career Choice
  • Curriculum / trends
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Female
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Obstetrics / education*
  • Patient Care Team / trends*
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / trends*
  • Pregnancy
  • Wisconsin