Post-Policy Implementation Review of Rapid Fetal Fibronectin (fFN) Testing for Preterm Labour in Alberta

Objectives: In 2006, the Alberta Ministry of Health issued a policy to implement fetal fibronectin (fFN) testing as a publicly funded service for pregnant women. The goals were to reduce maternity health care utilization and unnecessary treatment, which would result in cost-savings for the health system by more accurately diagnosing false preterm labour. We conducted a post-policy implementation review to determine whether the policy implementation achieved its goals.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2016

Topics: Diagnosis, Maternal and Child Health, Screening

Authors: Anderson Chuck, Thanh Nguyen, James Wesenberg, Rhada Chari, Robert Wilson, Selikke Janes-Kelley

ISSN (online): 1701-2163

Journal Title: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

Volume: In Press