From the Field: CMQCC Toolkit: Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age
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TOOLKIT: Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age
Name of Organization, Agency, or Institution
California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
March of Dimes
California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division
Primary Contact Name and Title
Christine Morton, PhD, Program Manager/Research Sociologist
Project Aim and Goals
The primary aim of this toolkit is to help hospitals implement process changes to eliminate elective deliveries before 39 weeks in California and to help disseminate and determine best practices for prevention of early deliveries. It also aims to outline the most effective strategies for supporting California health care providers in implementing those practices.
Blueprint Area(s) Addressed
- Performance measurement and leveraging of results
- Coordination of care across time, settings, and disciplines
- Clinical controversies
- Decision making and consumer choice
- Scope, content, and availability of health professions education
- Clinical practice guideline/policy change
- Community outreach/education
- Educational materials for health professionals
- Performance measurement/reporting
- Skills training or drills for health professionals
Toolkits for Project Implementation or Replication
The Quality Improvement Toolkit, “Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age” and two accompanying slideset presentations for clinicians and quality departments are freely available on our website, www.cmqcc.org.