Women's and care providers' perspectives of quality prenatal care: A qualitative descriptive study Full Text
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 04/26/2012
Sword W et al. – While certain aspects of structure of care were identified as being key dimensions of quality prenatal care, clinical and interpersonal care processes emerged as being most essential to quality care. These processes are important as they have a role in mitigating adverse outcomes, promoting involvement of women in their own care, and keeping women engaged in care. The findings suggest key considerations for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of prenatal care. Most notably, care should be woman–centred and embrace shared decision making as an essential element.