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Table 1 Summary of obstetric service levels for Rural British Columbia (2000-2004)

From: Distance matters: a population based study examining access to maternity services for rural women

  Obstetric Service Level Definition of Service Level # of Catchments # of Births
1 No local services Greater than 240 minutes (4 Hours) from maternity services 15 506
2 No local services 121-240 minutes (2-4 Hours) from maternity services 19 747
3 No local services 61-120 minutes (1-2 Hours) from maternity services 23 1,359
4 Primary care services with and without Cesarean Section (GP Surgeons) Intrapartum care provided by Family Physicians and Midwives (No local specialist access) 31 8,031
5 Mixed Model C-section provided by GP surgeon or Specialist 8 5,945
6 OB/GYN and General Surgery C-section provided by Obstetricians or General Surgeons 19 32,814
  Total   115 49,402