The Impact of Obstetrician/Gynecologist Hospitalists on Neonatal Quality of Care in Sardjito General Hospital Yogyakarta, Indonesia: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Eugenius Phyowai Ganap(1*), Mohammad Hakimi(2), Soerjo Hadijono(3), Ova Emilia(4)

(1) Gadjah Mada University
(2) Departemen Obstetri dan Ginekologi, Fakultas Kedokteran, Kesehatan Masyarakat dan Keperawatan (FKKMK) UGM
(3) Departemen Obstetri dan Ginekologi, Fakultas Kedokteran, UNDIP
(4) Departemen Obstetri dan Ginekologi, Fakultas Kedokteran, Kesehatan Masyarakat dan Keperawatan (FKKMK) UGM
(*) Corresponding Author



Background : The hospitalist model in obstetric care which was introduced over the last decades now has an important role in care delivery management with the potential positive impact on neonatal outcomes.

Methods : This research design was retrospective cohort. Participants included is the patient in the time before and after implementation of obstetrician/gynecologist full-hospitalist policy during October 2013 until September 2014. The outcome measured were mean response time, APGAR score at 5 minutes, , NICU admission. Univariate and multivariable analyses was conducted to evaluate and determine the factor which significantly contribute to neonatal outcomes.

Results and Discussion: We included total 71 patients (37 on-call obstetrician group and  34 full-time hospitalist group).  Univariate analysis indicated  mean response time was significantly differ in full-time hospitalist group when compared to the on-call obstetrician group (65,3 + 25,89 vs. 84 + 22,29 mins; p = 0,002). Implementation of full-time hospitalist did not impact the  NICU admission and APGAR score at 5 minutes.

Conclusion : Implementation of full-time hospitalist model is  not affecting neonatal outcomes.

Keywords :  Infant and Maternal Mortality, Obtericians / Gynecologist Hospitalist, Labor and Delivery, Maternal and Neonatal Care, ICU Response Time.



Infant and Maternal Mortality; Obtericians / Gynecologist Hospitalist; Labor and Delivery; Maternal and Neonatal Care; ICU Response Time.


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