Outcomes from rural generalist-led birth units 'reassuring'

Queensland study may provide ammunition for subspecialty push

Results from the first statewide study of birthing units supported by GP–obstetricians since the introduction of Queensland’s rural generalist pathway are reassuring on measures of quality and safety, researchers say.

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Publication of their study follows a formal application by the RACGP and ACRRM in December to have rural generalist medicine recognised by the Medical Board of Australia as a general practice subspecialty.

In a bid to provide updated information on outcomes from GP-supported birthing units, the team from Gympie Hospital and the