One year ago, the Leapfrog Group released results of their annual Hospital Survey, for the first time publicly reporting rates of early elective deliveries (inductions or planned c-sections occurring before 39 weeks without a medical reason). The results were shocking, with hospitals varying from virtually zero to well over half of elective deliveries occurring before 39 completed weeks. Last week, we partnered again with the Leapfrog Group and other organizations to publicize the release of this year’s survey results, and we’re pleased that the data show rates moving in the right direction.
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Our Leading Change series profiles leaders in efforts to transform maternity care. This month we bring readers an interview with Christine Morton, PhD, a medical sociologist at the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative. Christine and I discuss the rising rate of maternal mortality, how standardizing care for obstetric hemorrhage can help, the need for better data collection and reporting, and how state quality collaboratives can lead change. Thanks Christine for taking the time to answer these questions, and thanks everyone at CMQCC for your work to transform maternity care!
The movie Moneyball has been a recent box office hit, inspired by the true story of how Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane went against baseball orthodoxy to create a winning baseball team. Facing baseball’s elite teams on a fraction of their budgets, Beane realized that the A’s couldn’t compete if they played the same old ballgame. When I saw the movie recently I was startled to see a considerable amount of thematic overlap with the issues currently facing maternity care.
NH Patient Voices’s mission is education and advocacy for safe, quality, compassionate healthcare that puts patients & their families at the center of care in both policy and practice. Since 2005, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring the collective voice of patients to healthcare providers, administrators, legislators, public policy, and public health leaders.
Childbirth Connection, the Leapfrog Group, and the March of Dimes have partnered to offer a suite of resources to reduce early elective deliveries.