Health Care Servicea

Sample Description

Data Source

Quality of Care

Referenceb

 

continuous Medicaid coverage (exclusive of children with Medicaid because of Supplemental Security Income) for all 12 months of 1992.

 

Pregnancy and Delivery

Prenatal Care: Medical History, Physical Examination, and Laboratory Tests

Includes various components of prenatal care consistent with prevailing standards of care.

9,924 women who had live births in 1988 from a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population (excluding South Dakota and Montana, and including the District of Columbia).

National Maternal and Infant Health Survey (NMIHS), 1988.

80% were asked about health history during the first or second visit. 98% had their weight and height measured, 96% had blood pressure measured, and 86% received a physical or pelvic examination during the first or second visit. 79% received blood tests and 93% received urinalysis during the first or second visit. 56% received all of the evaluations listed above during the first or second visit.

Kogan et al., 1994



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