The aim of this thesis is to increase insight in the existing adjustment of obstetric care with the healthcare utilization needs of the Dutch multi-ethnic reproductive women’s population and to propose strategies that can contribute to enhancing the provision and utilization of care within this population.
This thesis addresses this aim in three parts.
Part I investigates (a) the level of satisfaction concerning care, (b) inequalities in use and provision of antenatal and maternity care in a multi-ethnic population.
Part II assesses the quality of counselling in relation to prenatal screening and the Fetal Anomaly Scan.
And part III evaluates interventions that stimulate (a) informed decision making, (b) healthcare knowledge, and (c)healthy behaviour.

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E.A.P. Steegers (Eric) , S. Denktaş (Semiha)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Peters, I. (2019, January 30). Inequalities in Obstetric Care : A mixed method approach in a multi-ethnic population. Retrieved from