Forebyggende helbredsundersøgelser af gravide kvinder i Danmark

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A questionnaire about the content of a concrete antenatal examination and their own qualifications was sent to a random sample consisting of 1/3 of general practitioners in Denmark, all of the midwives who had antenatal consultations, the medical staffs of 26 departments of obstetrics and gynaecology and 26 surgical departments with more than 100 deliveries in 1985. The medical staffs could describe three different types of antenatal examinations depending upon the place and function. The percentages of replies received were 62 for general practice, 86 for midwives and 63, 69 and 55 for the medical staffs of the institutions involved. 49% of the general practitioners had worked in departments of obstetrics and gynaecology for at least six months. 62% of the doctors who described antenatal examination in week 16-18 were house officers or registrars and 28% were specialists. Among the medical staff who described an antenatal examination of a woman with an at risk pregnancy, 61% were consultants or senior registrars and 49% were specialists. The commonest goal for postgraduate training where non-specialists were concerned was general practice. Supervision in one form or another was possible in all of the departments participating, as a rule because an experienced colleague was present in the outpatient department. Supervision may be improved by alterations in the working arrangements.
Translated title of the contribution[Preventive health examinations of pregnant women in Denmark. Education, supervision and postgraduate education]
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number49
Pages (from-to)3308-11
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 1989

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