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Father of Obstetrics
The period of 42 days following childbirth and expulsion of the placenta and membranes.The generative organs usually return to normal during this time.
The care of children and the treatment of their diseases
___ provided care for poor pregnant women that was the seed for development of today's Planned Parent hood programs
___ established pediatric nursing as a medical speciality
___ introduced podalic version to deliver the second twin
___ applied antiseptic principles to surgical practice
___ wrote the first american text book on obstetrics for midwives
___ wrote a paper about the contagiousness of puerperla fever, thus initating the germ theory of disease.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
___helped establish the Childrens' Bureau, leading to birth registration & school lunch program
___associated unwashed hands of medical students following dissection of cadavers & puerperal fever
The difference between the expected outcome & outcome achieved
A health organization that contracts with providers for services at a discount for its members
PPO - Preffered Provider Organization
An organization that offers health services for a fixed premium
HMO - Health maintenance Organization
Providing the means by which families accept and maintain control over their members' health care
Medicare system that determines payment for a hospital stay based on the patient's diagnosis
Diagnosis Related Group (DRG)
Study of functions of all of the genes in the human body
Fetal & Neonatal deaths / 1000 live births per year
Perinatal Mortality Rate
Number of Deaths of infants < age 28 days / 1000 live birth per year
Neonatal Mortality Rate
Number of Birth / 1000 women ages 15-44 years in a given population.
Number of Live Birth / 1000 population in 1 Year
___ confirmed that puerperal fever was caused by bacteria
Who recommend instilling 2% silver nitrate into the eyes of newborn to prevent blindness caused by gonorrhea.
A physician who treats women during pregnancy and parturition and delivers infants
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The Past, Present & Future