How Low Can They Go' Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstetric Units When Births Decline

Published Nov 12 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
  • Many small hospitals have shuttered their labor and delivery units as births decline.
  • For those who resist the trend, some studies suggest that hospitals with low deliveries are more likely to see complications for patients.
  • Doctors and public health experts say there is no magic number to determine when it is best to close an obstetrics unit.



  • Published Nov 12, 2021 10:00 AM GMT