Departments of International Health (Drs Stierman and Creanga) and Health Policy and Management (Drs Engineer and Berenholtz), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative, Oklahoma City, (Mss O'Brien and Ouk); The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City (Mss O'Brien and Ouk); Community Health Improvement Division, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin (Ms Stagg); Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, District of Columbia (Ms Alon); Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (Drs Engineer, Benishek, Latif, and Berenholtz, Ms Liu, and Mr Terhorst); Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (Drs Engineer, Benishek, Latif, and Berenholtz) and Gynecology and Obstetrics (Dr Creanga), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland (Drs Fabiyi and Mistry and Mss Chew and Harding).
Correspondence: Elizabeth K. Stierman, PhD, MPH, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 ([email protected]).
The Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (OPQIC) acknowledges the support of our multiple partners, especially the Oklahoma State Department of Health and birthing hospitals that champion these efforts to improve the maternal and newborn outcomes in Oklahoma. TexasAIM acknowledges the support of the authors' volunteer faculty team, members of the TexasAIM Obstetric Hemorrhage Implementation Workgroup, and their many other partners. The authors especially recognize the TexasAIM hospital improvement teams across the state that are dedicated to making health care safer for Texas mothers.
A.C., N.A., L.E., L.B., R.T., A.L., T.L., and S.B. designed and directed the demonstration project, with the support of K.M., C.F., E.C., and B.H. B.O. and E.O. coordinated the engagement with birthing hospitals in Oklahoma, and J.S. coordinated engagement with birthing hospitals in Texas. A.C. conceived and directed the research study. E.S., N.A., and T.L. supervised survey administration and obtained informed consent from study participants. E.S. and A.C. had access to and verified the data. E.S. performed data analysis and drafted the initial manuscript. All authors reviewed successive versions of the draft manuscript and approved the final manuscript.
This project was funded under contract number HHSP233201500020I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The authors are solely responsible for this document's contents, findings, and conclusions, which do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. Readers should not interpret any statement in this report as an official position of AHRQ or of HHS. None of the authors has any affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this report.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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