This week in Maternity... Australia's popular Rural Medicine Event & Maintaining Maternity care in the U.S.A is vital to Rural Hospital stability
Rural Medicine Australia- Gold Coast Events, 24-26 October, 2019.
Rural Medicine Australia (RMA) is the peak national event for rural and remote doctors of Australia. Hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), RMA attracts a diverse and collaborative community of junior doctors, students, educators, academics, and medical practitioners who are passionate about generalist medicine in rural and remote communities. The event includes guest speakers presenting talks about Rural Maternity and a Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT) Workshop.
The event includes innovative and informative presentations, interactive workshops and social events, along with a heap of exhibitors... this is the biggest rural networking event of the year!
For more about the Event: rma.acrrm.org.au/about-rma
Rural Health policy Institute- Maintaining Maternity Care is vital to Rural Hospital Stability
Since 2011, 134 rural hospitals have dropped obstetric services and 18 rural hospitals offering obstetrics have closed. That means that in the past eight years, 152 rural communities across USA have lost access to maternity care.
"There are a variety of financial pressures from Medicare and Medicaid exerting downward pressure on rural hospital markets," said Howard. And unfortunately, policies associated with both of those public systems "disproportionally affect rural hospitals," she added.
Read on to learn how the institute are finding solutions to assist Rural Maternity units and creating financial stability: https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190213nrhamaternity.html