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Call for Papers on Thematic Issue focusing on Obstetric Anesthesia Quality  

Anesthesia & Analgesia is thrilled to announce a planned thematic issue of the Journal focusing on topics related to obstetric anesthesia quality. We are interested in work that explores strategies to improve the quality of care for obstetric and perinatal patients across the full spectrum of clinical care settings. This may include: 

  • Studies that evaluate quality measures for obstetric anesthesia care, including identifying benchmarks, describing practice variation, and correlating quality metrics with patient centered outcomes  
  • Investigations of the SOAP Center of Excellence program 
  • Benchmarking studies for performance standards across each of the four ACOG Levels of Maternal Care  
  • Research that evaluates the Quality Metrics proposed by the ASA Committee on Obstetric Anesthesia 
  • Studies of the effects of various staffing models on obstetric anesthesia quality metrics  
  • Evaluation of various approaches to obstetric anesthetic care aiming to ameliorate the mental health consequences of peripartum and perinatal complications and to optimize the birth experience for complex delivery  
  • Investigations of novel quality metrics, quality improvement tools, or systems that could improve care for obstetric and perinatal patients  

The editors will consider any of the following manuscript types:   ​​

  • Original Clinical, Health Services or Education Research Report 
  • Original Laboratory Research Report 
  • Narrative Review Article 
  • Systematic Review Articles 
  • Meta-Analysis 
  • The Open Mind 
  • Special Article 
  • The Human Experience

This thematic issue will be edited by Jill Mhyre, MD. Authors should review the current “Instructions for Authors" at for Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Interested authors can contact Dr. Jill Mhyre at [email protected] for additional information or to discuss specific topic proposals for the thematic issue.

The deadline for initial manuscript submission is September 1, 2023.

Publication of this Thematic Issue is planned for March 2024. ​​