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Keywords

Great Britain, Health visitor, Maternal/child healthcare, Midwife

 

Authors

  1. Bradley, Patricia J. DNS, RN
  2. Bray, Katherine Helsing MS, PT

ABSTRACT

Infants born in Great Britain have a better chance of living until their first birthdays than do infants born in the United States. Although Great Britain spends less than half what the United States spends on healthcare, its estimated infant mortality rate was 5.5 as compared to 6.8 in the United States in 2001 (Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], 2001). What is different about healthcare in Great Britain? This article details some of the differences, suggesting that there are ways the United States can improve its infant mortality rates.