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Routine multidisciplinary review of severe maternal morbidity is associated with a reduction in preventable cases of severe maternal morbidity.

Ozimek JA, Greene N, Geller A, et al. Routine multidisciplinary review of severe maternal morbidity is associated with a reduction in preventable cases of severe maternal morbidity. Am J Perinatol. 2022;39(3):307-311. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1715846

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March 30, 2022
Ozimek JA, Greene N, Geller AI, et al. Am J Perinatol. 2022;39(03):307-311.

Maternal morbidity and mortality remains a major public health concern, particularly among pregnant people of color. This US hospital established a multi-disciplinary committee, the obstetric Quality and Peer Review Committee (OBQPRC), to review all cases of severe maternal morbidity (SMM). This article compares the pre- and post-intervention periods to determine if rates of potentially preventable SMM decreased. While there was no difference in SMM rates pre- and post-intervention, the rate of potentially preventable events significantly decreased after implementation of routine review of all SMM.  

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Ozimek JA, Greene N, Geller A, et al. Routine multidisciplinary review of severe maternal morbidity is associated with a reduction in preventable cases of severe maternal morbidity. Am J Perinatol. 2022;39(3):307-311. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1715846