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Integrated approach to reduce perinatal adverse events: standardized processes, interdisciplinary teamwork training, and performance feedback.

Riley W, Begun JW, Meredith L, et al. Health services research. 2016;51 Suppl 3:2431-2452.

Prior research has shown that reducing preventable perinatal harm leads to a decrease in malpractice claims. In this prospective study involving the perinatal units across 14 hospitals from 12 states and accounting for almost 350,000 deliveries, researchers found that successful implementation of 3 standard care processes resulted in a 14% decrease in harm in perinatal care from the baseline period.