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Effectiveness of communication interventions in obstetrics--a systematic review.

Lippke S, Derksen C, Keller FM, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(5):2616.

Communication is an essential component of safe patient care. This review of 71 studies found that communication training interventions in obstetrics can improve communication skills and behavior, particularly when combined with team training. The authors identified a lack of evidence regarding the effect of communication trainings on patient safety outcomes and suggest that future research should assess this relationship. Study findings underscore the need for adequate communication trainings to be provided to all staff and expectant mothers and their partners.