Womenâ€™s satisfaction during pregnancy and at delivery in Tuscany (Italy)
Gustavo De Santis (),
Valentina Tocchioni (),
Chiara Seghieri () and
Sabina Nuti ()
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Gustavo De Santis: Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni "G. Parenti", UniversitÃ di Firenze, https://www.disia.unifi.it
Chiara Seghieri: Laboratorio Management e SanitÃ , Istituto di Management, Scuola Superiore Santâ€™Anna, Pisa
Sabina Nuti: Laboratorio Management e SanitÃ , Istituto di Management, Scuola Superiore Santâ€™Anna, Pisa
No 2016_08, Econometrics Working Papers Archive from Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni "G. Parenti"
The Tuscany region constitutes an excellence at the national level for the quality of its health services. Following the WHO guidelines on the prenatal and childcare services, it has an integrated path targeted at pregnant women, called "birth path", to take care of all clinical and non-clinical aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. New mothersâ€™ evaluation of the birth path was the object of a specific survey, conducted in Tuscany in 2012-2013, which is analyzed in detail in this paper. Focusing on the association of womenâ€™s socio-demographic characteristics and overall satisfaction of the care path using multilevel modelling, the main conclusion is that, while the average was high, significant differences in satisfaction levels emerge between women from different socio-demographic groups. Womenâ€™s satisfaction at childbirth is generally considered an important indicator of the quality of maternity services, with implications on the health and well-being of the mother and the child. However, the effect of womenâ€™s characteristics on satisfaction is under-investigated, especially in Italy: our research aims at filling this gap.
Keywords: Tuscany; Italy; childbirth; pregnancy; satisfaction evaluation; birth experience; multilevel models; health system strategies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I14 C25 C13 N34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
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