Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Risk Management in Obstetrics and Gynecology

KLEIN, VICTOR R. MD, MBA, CPHRM, FACOG, FACMG, FASHRM

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2019 - Volume 62 - Issue 3 - p 550–559
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000473
Quality and Safety Programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Buy

This article will review the basic principles of risk management, the role of the risk manager, and the importance of risk management in the patient safety movement as it pertains to obstetrics and gynecology. Several tools that are used by risk managers including risk assessments and root cause analyses will be used to illustrate positive patient safety measures that can be initiated to decrease adverse outcomes and reduced risk to an organization. The dramatic reduction in adverse outcomes and claims after the introduction of patient safety initiatives in a major obstetrical service will be reviewed.

Quality and Patient Safety, Obstetrics and Gynecology Service Line, Northwell Health, Great Neck, New York

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Victor R. Klein, MD, MBA, CPHRM, FACOG, FACMG, FASHRM, 600 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY. E-mail: vklein@northwell.edu

Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.