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Caring for Pregnant Women with Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Qualitative Study of Health Service Provider Perspectives

Vaughan, Geraldine; Dawson, Angela; Peek, Michael; Carapetis, Jonathan; Wade, Vicki; Sullivan, E A


Background: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) persists in low-middle-income countries and in high-income countries where there are health inequities. RHD in pregnancy (RHD-P) is associ-ated with poorer maternal and perinatal outcomes. Our study examines models of care for women with RHD-P from the perspectives of health care providers. Methods: A descriptive qualitative study exploring Australian health professionals' perspectives of care pathways for women with RHD-P. Thematic analysis of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Heart
DOI: 10.5334/gh.1086
Access Rights: Open Access


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