Public Meeting Registry

Major Unit: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Subunit: Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Project Unit:
Meeting Name: Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings
Meeting Start: 3/6/2013Meeting End:3/7/2013
Location: National Academies (Keck Center)
Comment: The Committee on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings will hold a public workshop on March 6-7, 2013 to review updates to the 1982 IOM-NRC report Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings.

The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will highlight research findings that advance our understanding of the effects, on maternal labor, clinical and other birth procedures, and birth outcomes, of maternal care services in different types of birth settings, including conventional hospital labor and delivery wards, alternative birth settings that may be hospital-affiliated or free-standing, and home births. The workshop topics will consider research on different organizational models of care delivery, workforce requirements, patient and provider satisfaction levels, and birth outcomes. The workshop will also include topics that will identify key data sets and relevant research literatures that may inform a future ad hoc consensus study to address these concerns.

The workshop will be held at the Keck Center of the National Academies (500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) in room 100.


For more information, Please contact:
Contact: Douglas Kanovsky
Contact Affiliation: DBASSE
Phone: 202-334-2915


Preliminary meeting agenda: A meeting agenda is not available at this time. For more information, please contact the person listed above.