Ambulatory Obstetrics , Hardbound
Washington Clark Hill MD, FACOG
Pub Date: January 2002
This volume is a timely and practical guide to the ambulatory management of obstetric conditions that previously required hospitalization but can now be treated on an outpatient basis. Noted experts discuss the benefits and safety of ambulatory care and offer recommendations for outpatient management of common medical and obstetric conditions. Coverage includes chapters on the role of antenatal testing, the safety and cost-effectiveness of early postpartum discharge, the psychosocial impact of prolonged antenatal hospitalization, the medicolegal ramifications of ambulatory obstetrics, and the use of the telephone for outpatient counseling. Also included is a chapter on smoking cessation for pregnant patients.