What are the optimal communication strategies to ensure patient satisfaction and comprehension of risk?
Utilizing shared decision-making
Addressing language and numeracy barriers
Prioritizing patient values
For women at an increased risk of pregnancy complications who are not pregnant, what essential information should be included in prepregnancy counseling?
How should pregnant women who are at an increased risk of complications be counseled about the risks of pregnancy, labor, and delivery during the prenatal period?
How should pregnant women at an increased risk of complications be counseled about their health status and ongoing management after pregnancy?
Severe maternal morbidity in the United States.
What strategies facilitate access to care, services, and the continuation of care?
Access to pregnancy termination services.
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