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Bringing Depth and Meaning to Perinatal Quality Improvement by Partnering With Patients

ROUSE, TARA B. MA*; DEJOSEPH, JODI MSN; OLLENDORFF, ARTHUR T. MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2019 - Volume 62 - Issue 3 - p 528–538
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000469
Quality and Safety Programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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The quality of maternal care in the United States has garnered attention as the public has been made aware of outcome data and stories of patients’ experiences. Calls to action from national leaders include a focus on evidence-based clinical practice and on interventions that meaningfully include patients and their families in their own care and in identifying promising practices to fill existing gaps. This article provides a look at the methods to identify needs from the patient and family perspective to help improve the quality of maternal care.

*American Hospital Association, Chicago, Illinois

Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, North Carolina

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Arthur T. Ollendorff, MD, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC. E-mail: arthur.ollendorff@mahec.net

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