Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (2): 188-193.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10752

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Operation of Prenatal Ultrasound Screening Institutions in Beijing from 2010 to 2015

LI Ying1,2,XU Hongyan3,SONG Yuting1,2,LIU Kaibo3(),FENG Xinglin1,2()   

  1. 1 Department of Health Policy and Management,School of Public Health,Peking University,Beijing 100191,China
    2 Health Policy and Technical Assessment Center,Peking University Health Science Center,Beijing 100191,China
    3 Department of Perinatal Health,Beijing Obstetrics Gynecology Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University,Beijing Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital,Beijing 100026,China
  • Received:2018-08-05 Online:2019-04-28 Published:2019-05-07
  • Contact: Kaibo LIU,Xinglin FENG;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Sciences Foundation of China(71303010);National Natural Sciences Foundation of China(71761130083);National Natural Sciences Foundation of China(71422009);Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Project(Z141100006014025)


Objective To learn the capability and functioning status of prenatal ultrasound screening institutions in Beijing and inform decision-making on the optimization of prenatal screening management.Method By using the data from the second and the third National Special Survey on Prenatal Screening and Prenatal Diagnostic Services in Beijing,we analyzed the distribution,human resources,workload,technology,and equipment of ultrasound screening institutions in Beijing as well as their changing trends.Results From 2013 to 2015,there were 100 prenatal ultrasound screening institutions,833 technicians,and 383 prenatal ultrasound screening instruments in Beijing,offering over 600 000 service sessions.In contrast,there were 93 institutions with a total service volume of 644 100 between 2010 and 2012.The general hospitals,tertiary hospitals,and urban areas(especially urban functional development areas and new urban development areas)were the main sources of the services.In particular,the maternal and child health care hospitals in Beijing provided the highest amount of services per unit of resources.The average prenatal ultrasound screening rate was about 98.05%.The service delivery trended to transfer from urban areas to remote county areas and from secondary institutions to tertiary institutions.Conclusion The operation and management of prenatal ultrasound screening institutions in Beijing are relatively standard.The ultrasound screening rate is relatively high in the second trimester,and the distribution of the services has constantly been improved since 2010.

Key words: prenatal ultrasound screening, institution, operation

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