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Abstract:

Step 2 of the Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care insures that women will have accurate, descriptive, and statistical information about the practices and procedures for birth care at their place of birth, including measures of interventions and outcomes. This information provides a foundation for making informed decisions. The rationales and evidence in support of this step are presented.

Keywords: informed decision-making; patient autonomy; patient choice; patient rights

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1624/105812407X173146

Publication date: 2007-12-01

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