Information about the relationship between the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care, its Industry Forum, and the working group responsible for writing the bundles was not disclosed in the following articles:
- National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Obstetric Hemorrhage1
- National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Venous Thromboembolism2
- Consensus Bundle on Prevention of Surgical Site Infections After Major Gynecologic Surgery3
- Consensus Bundle on Maternal Mental Health: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety4
- National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Severe Hypertension During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period5
- National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births—Supporting Intended Vaginal Births6
- Reduction of Peripartum Racial and Ethnic Disparities: A Conceptual Framework and Maternal Safety Consensus Bundle7
This correction is being issued to offer increased transparency to readers.
The National Partnership for Maternal Safety, the coalition of organizations that produces the Consensus Bundles, works within the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care (the Council). The working groups responsible for writing the bundles are convened using experts in their respective fields. The working groups are supported by staff of the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) program, which is funded by a HRSA grant. The Council approves all of the Consensus Bundles.
The Council receives unrestricted funds in the form of membership dues from members of the Industry Forum. Members of the Industry Forum are listed online at https://safehealthcareforeverywoman.org/about-us/industry-forum/. The Council's Industry Forum was not involved in the development or writing of the bundles. Members of the working group that wrote the bundles did not receive any direct financial benefit from the Council's Industry Forum. The financial disclosures of the authors, if any, are published with the original consensus bundle articles.
With regard to the article “National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Venous Thromboembolism,”2 three companies that are part of the Industry Forum manufacture or sell anticoagulant medications. The bundle recommends a broader indication for the use of anticoagulants but does not specify a brand or manufacturer.
1. Main EK, Goffman D, Scavone BM, Low LK, Bingham D, Fontaine PL, et al. National partnership for maternal safety: consensus bundle on obstetric hemorrhage. Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:155–62.
2. D'Alton ME, Friedman AM, Smiley RM, Montgomery DM, Paidas MJ, D'Oria R, et al. National partnership for maternal safety: consensus bundle on venous thromboembolism. Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:688–98.
3. Pellegrini JE, Toledo P, Soper DE, Bradford WC, Cruz DA, Levy BS, et al. Consensus bundle on prevention of surgical site infections after major gynecologic surgery. Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:50–61.
4. Kendig S, Keats JP, Hoffman MC, Kay LB, Miller ES, Moore Simas TA, et al. Consensus bundle on maternal mental health: perinatal depression and anxiety. Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:422–30.
5. Bernstein PS, Martin JN Jr, Barton JR, Shields LE, Druzin ML, Scavone BM, et al. National partnership for maternal safety: consensus bundle on severe hypertension during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Obstet Gynecol 2017;130:347–57.
6. Lagrew DC, Low LK, Brennan R, Corry MP, Edmonds JK, Gilpin BG, et al. National partnership for maternal safety: consensus bundle on safe reduction of primary cesarean births—supporting intended vaginal births. Obstet Gynecol 2018;131:503–13.
7. Howell EA, Brown H, Brumley J, Bryant AS, Caughey AB, Cornell AM, et al. Reduction of peripartum racial and ethnic disparities: a conceptual framework and maternal safety consensus bundle. Obstet Gynecol 2018;131:770–82.