Maternity Care Workforce Analysis

Timothy J. Fisher, MC, FACOG presented on March 18th at 9:25am.

The maternity care workforce is changing, a workforce shortage is looming, and the future landscape for the delivery of health care and maternity care will be radically different from the one we are accustomed to today. Dr. Fisher believes it is time for us to look critically, with open hearts and minds, at how and where to provide women with safe, high-quality maternity care at reasonable cost. With rising rates of intervention, a shrinking physician workforce and unsustainable costs of hospital-based care systems, it is time we did some out of the box thinking.