OB Physician Core Privileging: How many deliveries per year, per doctor??

  1. Hi Everyone,

    Is there a certain number of deliveries per year that each of your physicians has to do annually in order to maintain OB delivery privileges? I am curious.

    Thanks!

    Layna
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  3. by   sandstormsdust
    In Canada they do have a minimum but, I don't know what it is...

    I do know that alot of doctors here don't want to do deliveries because of the cost of insurance do the low birth rate....

    they are opening MD / FP run centres that specialize in maternity care for the family physicians that do want to deliver babies but don't have enough patients to keep justify the cost of insurance.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Gosh I surely would not know that one. But when I go to work tomorrow nite, I will ask the docs! Good question!
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hmmmm, that is a good question. We do about 4,500-5,000 deliveries a year, and we have 2 very large OB groups that are responsible for at least half of that. But then there are other docs that I swear I only see once in a blue moon, so I don't know how it works.

    I'll ask around at work this weekend.

    Heather
  6. by   layna
    Thanks, Everyone. I would appreciate the information before our next OB Committee meeting. We are a small rural hospital and our OB/GYN is wondering if all of the docs should have a minimum number of deliveries per year to maintain competency.
  7. by   sandstormsdust
    Layna... go to the net and seach associations - med associations usually have info on it.... the number may be or no be and may very for country/ province - state.... U can also try checking by calling hospitals that have labour and delivary departments...

    Most sites I find usually have quick responses... and if u write to one that doesn't know - ask in the email - if they know of anyone that does know..... you could be surprised at the results....

    Awesome luck to ya...
  8. by   sandstormsdust
    I was just at a mother/baby group - run by the city here.... the nurse said there that physicians don't have a minimum... midwives do... though... any info from the other parts????
  9. by   HazeK
    number of deliveries? NO
    credentialing and cont. ed? Yes
    activity in comittees? Yes
    taking ER-OB on call? Yes

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