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Translating Guidelines and Public Policy Into Optimal Health Care for Women: Carrots and Sticks

Gee, Rebekah E. MD, MPH; Conry, Jeanne A. MD, PhD; Johnson, Kay MPH, EdM

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31828ea070
Health Policy in Practice

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Fellows should proactively implement guidelines and policies for women's health, or carrot and stick approaches may be enforced by policymakers.

Louisiana State University Departments of Health Policy and Management and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana; the American College/Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC; Roseville-Sacramento Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, California; and the Department of Pediatrics, Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Corresponding author: Rebekah E. Gee, 2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and necessarily those of the American College/Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

© 2013 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.