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Results Delivered: Quality Improvement Efforts Yield Lower C-Section Rate

  • January 26, 2017

A new study, supported by CRICO funds and led by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center clinician-researchers, has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were instrumental to a significant reduction in the hospital’s cesarean delivery rate.


Recognized as a meaningful benchmark, the study reports, “researchers measured the impact of a series of strategic quality improvement interventions on the hospital’s nulliparous term singleton vertex (NTSV) cesarean rate, or the proportion of single babies carried to at least 37 weeks in the vertex position born to women whose first baby was delivered via cesarean.”  

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Barrett E. Results delivered: Quality improvement efforts yield lower C-section rate. Harvard Medical School. 2017. 

 

Related Article

Vadnais MA, Hacker MR, Shah MT, Jordan J, Modest AA, Siegel M, Golen TH. Quality improvement initiatives lead to reduction in nulliparous term singleton vertex cesarean delivery rate.The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2017; 43(2):53-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2016.11.008.