Special Issue "Quality of Maternal Health Care"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Janet Hirst
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Guest Editor
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Interests: Quality maternal care; research-led education
Dr. Ans Luyben
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Guest Editor
Department of Health Services Research, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, UK
Interests: quality; maternal and family care; client-centred care; organisational system design and culture; interprofessional collaboration; health care education; workforce issues; cross-national comparative studies
Dr. Kuldip Kaur Bharj
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Guest Editor
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Interests: Midwifery theory; practice & research; sociology and social aspects of health inequalities; equality and diversity; policy and practice

Special Issue Information

The scope of this Special Issue is to disseminate research evidence reporting on the quality of maternal healthcare. This may include aspects relating to maternal healthcare, e.g., maternity care at any system level—from the local level (e.g., acute care units, primary care clinics) to government and policy levels (e.g., national and international). An applied framework of quality is encouraged and single multiple dimensions of quality may be reported upon.

The healthcare sector may include any setting, including acute care, community care, and residential care for mothers and newborns. Research may be quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods or reviews that meet established review standards, and data may be from primary or secondary sources.

Prof. Janet Hirst
Dr. Ans Luyben
Dr. Kuldip Kaur Bharj
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Quality
  • Healthcare
  • Patient safety
  • Maternity
  • Maternal

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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