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Journal Article
Study

Improving maternal safety at scale with the mentor model of collaborative improvement.

Main EK, Dhurjati R, Cape V, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:250-259.

This study describes the implementation of a quality improvement initiative for obstetric safety across California. Instead of a traditional statewide collaborative, this program divided participating health systems into groups of six to eight hospitals, led by a physician and nurse dyad as mentors. Participants reported that this mentored approach functioned better than the larger quality improvement collaborative model.