Workshop on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings
The Committee on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings held 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. There will be a live video webcast accesible on this page, for those unable to attend in person.