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Perinatal and Reproductive Health Endorsement Maintenance 

Date of Publication:
JUN 2012
Associated Project:
Perinatal Care and Reproductive Health
Research suggests that morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy and childbirth are to a large extent preventable through adherence to existing evidence-based guidelines. Poor-quality care during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period can translate into unnecessary maternal and newborn complications, prolonged lengths of stay, costly neonatal intensive care unit admissions, and anxiety and suffering for patients and families. This project evaluated and endorsed 14 measures for accountability and quality improvement that specifically address reproductive health, pregnancy care, childbirth, and newborn care.