Journal Article

Examining the effects of an obstetrics interprofessional programme on reductions to reportable events and their related costs.

Geary M, Ruiter JA, Yasseen AS. Journal of interprofessional care. 2018:1-9.

Teamwork training and safety culture interventions each have been shown to enhance obstetric safety. This study describes a Canadian interprofessional program that incorporated both elements and achieved a reduction in maternal adverse events at 34 hospitals. This decrease was most pronounced 3 to 6 years after the program started. However, no control group was identified or analyzed. A WebM&M commentary discussed the human factors that led to an incident involving serious perinatal harm.