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American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG) publishes study, "Evaluating the impact of the laborist model of obstetric care on maternal and neonatal outcomes", using the NPIC Perinatal Center database.

NPIC and 24 of its member hospitals partnered with lead investigator Sindhu K. Srinivas, MD, MSCE at the University of Pennsylvania, on a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the laborist model of care compared to the traditional model of obstetric care using specific maternal and neonatal outcome measures. The study, funded through a Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) R-40 Grant, concluded implementation of the laborist model resulted in fewer labor inductions and decreased preterm births, both spontaneous and medically indicated after controlling for confounders. Laborists did not impact the cesarean delivery rate, chorioamnionitis, ICU admission or prolonged length of stay.

An earlier version of the analysis was presented as an oral presentation at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine 33rd Annual Meeting February 2013.
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CBS Evening News profiles NPIC member hospital, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, program for pregnant heroin addicts.

When pregnant women are heroin addicts, their babies are too. The Pregnancy Recovery Center at NPIC member hospital, Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is trying to help those women.
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Severe Maternal Morbidity Sentinel Event Policy Q&A with the Joint Commission Office of Quality and Patient Safety

In collaboration with the leadership of the Joint Commission Office of Quality and Patient Safety, NPIC provided an exclusive opportunity for member hospitals to discuss their concerns about operationalizing The Joint Commission New Severe Maternal Morbidity Sentinel Event Policy.
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Related Audio Resource: The Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care: Safety Action Series
Changes to the Joint Commission Sentinel Events Chapter - Focus on Severe Maternal Morbidity

Journal of Perinatology Article Using NPIC Trend Data

NPIC is pleased to announce the recent publication of "Changes in delivery methods at specialty care hospitals in the United States between 2006 and 2010" in the Journal of Perinatology. This publication describes recent trends in the methods and gestational age at delivery, given long term increasing rates of labor induction and cesarean delivery and recent efforts to reduce early term births.
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Birth Injuries, Liability Claims Reduced by Hospitals in Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative (PPSI)

NPIC's specialized data and analytic services assist the Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative (PPSI) to measure perinatal performance improvement.    » Learn More

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Why Maryland hospitals are saying 'no' to mothers who want early deliveries

Women & Infants Hospital of RI's Pediatrician-in-Chief Earns March of Dimes Prematurity Research Initiative Grant

Northside Hospital Achieves National Recognition in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Christiana Care NICU Improvements Put Babies and Families First

National Quality Forum Endorses 14 Perinatal Measures

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