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Examining the effect of quality improvement initiatives on decreasing racial disparities in maternal morbidity.

Davidson C, Denning S, Thorp K, et al. Examining the effect of quality improvement initiatives on decreasing racial disparities in maternal morbidity. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014225

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May 4, 2022
Davidson C, Denning S, Thorp K, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;Epub Apri 15.

People of color experience disproportionately higher rates of maternal morbidity and mortality. As part of a larger quality improvement and patient safety initiative to reduce severe maternal morbidity from hemorrhage (SMM-H), this hospital analyzed administrative data stratified by race and ethnicity, and noted a disparity between White and Black patients. Review of this data was integrated with the overall improvement bundle. Post-implementation results show that SMM-H rates for Black patients decreased.

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Davidson C, Denning S, Thorp K, et al. Examining the effect of quality improvement initiatives on decreasing racial disparities in maternal morbidity. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014225