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Perinatal Patient Safety and Quality

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: April/June 2011 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - p 103–107
doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e318215b9e5
HEALTH CARE REFORM: IMPACT ON PRACTICE
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The leadership team and clinicians in hospitals and healthcare system must focus on perinatal safety and quality to minimize risk of preventable harm to mothers and infants. A review of current issues in perinatal patient safety and quality is presented.

St John's Mercy Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri.

Corresponding Author: Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN, St John's Mercy Medical Center, 7140 Pershing Ave, St Louis, MO 63130 (KRSimpson@prodigy.net).

Submitted for publication: November 6, 2010; Accepted for publication: February 15, 2011.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.