University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 112, Issue 2

April 2013

Doulas in the delivery room: A look at economics and outcomes

Research has shown doula support to be associated with a wide range of positive effects on birth outcomes and maternal emotions and self-esteem. A study in this issue of WMJ also explores the economics of professional doula support and suggests the potential to lower costs associated with low-risk deliveries.

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Letters to the Editor
Absence of Laboratory-Confirmed Failures of High-Dose Influenza Vaccine in an Elderly Population
Marvin J. Bittner, MD; Gary L. Gorby, MD; Chase C. Parks
WMJ. 2013;112(2):45.

Commentary on Letter
Solid Evidence Is Lacking, But Signs Are Hopeful
Jonathan L. Temte, MD, PhD,
WMJ. 2013;112(2):45.

In This Issue
Context Is Everything: How to Decide if a Journal Article is Useful
John J. Frey, III, MD, WMJ Medical Editor
WMJ. 2013;112(2):50-51.

As I See It
An Alternative Form to Determine Patient Satisfaction with Medical Treatment
John R. Thurston, PhD
WMJ. 2013;112(2):47.

Original Research

Changes in Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure: The Beaver Dam Experience
Margarete A. Wichmann, BA; Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD; David M. Nondahl, MS; Richard Chappell, PhD; Barbara E.K. Klein, MD, MPH; Ronald Klein, MD, MPH; Mary E. Fischer, PhD
WMJ. 2013;112(2):53-57.

An Economic Model of the Benefits of Professional Doula Labor Support in Wisconsin Births
Will Chapple, MPH; Amy Gilliland, PhD, BDT(DONA); Dongmei Li, PhD; Emily Shier, MSEd, CD(DONA); Emily Wright, RN, BSN, CD(DONA)
WMJ. 2013;112(2):58-64.

Brief Report

Patient and Referring Provider Satisfaction with a Gastrointestinal Consultation Clinic for Pregnant Patients
Sumona Saha, MD, MS; Abigail Psonak, PA-C; Mary A. Craighead, BA; Caroline Colsen, BS; Amandeep Kalra, MD; Dawn LaBarbera, PhD, PA-C
WMJ. 2013;112(2):65-68.

Case Reports

Hemodynamic Optimization in High-Risk Mitral Valve Repairs as a Key Component in Surgical Readiness
Rajan Kanth, MD; John H. Braxton, MD; Charles S. McCauley, MD, FACC
WMJ. 2013;112(2):69-73.

Your Profession

Looking Back…to 1912
Obstetric Teaching and Practice, Past, Present, and the Future
JP McMahon, MD, Milwaukee
WMJ. 2013;112(2):49.

From the Office of General Counsel
The Sunshine Act: It’s For Real Now
Alyce C. Katayama, JD
WMJ. 2013;112(2):96-97.

Dean’s Corner
Accountable Care Organizations: What Are They? Where Are They Coming From, and Where Will They Lead Us?
Jonathan Jaffery, MD; Robert N. Golden, MD
WMJ. 2013;112(2):98-99.

Proceedings from the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter
WMJ. 2013;112(2):74-95.

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