• 14-OCT-2014

Two Widely Used Quality Measures For Obstetric Care Not Associated With Severe Complications In Mothers And Babies

Each year in the United States about 60 thousand women and one out of every ten low-risk babies experience severe complications during and after childbirth. There are existing quality measures used to assess these complication rates in order to help hospitals provide better care. A new study evaluated two of these measures to determine if they were associated with severe complications in both mothers and their babies. Catherine Dolf explains in this week's JAMA Report.