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Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Special Statement: A critique of postpartum readmission rate as a quality metric.

Combs CA, Goffman D, Pettker CM. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Special Statement: A critique of postpartum readmission rate as a quality metric. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022;226(4):b2-b9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.11.1355

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May 18, 2022
Combs CA, Goffman D, Pettker CM. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022;226(4):B2-B9.

Readmission reduction as an improvement measure has been found to be problematic as a maternal safety outcome. This statement shares concerns regarding incentivizing hospitalization reductions after birth and explores the potential for patient harm due to pressures to reduce readmissions when needed.

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Combs CA, Goffman D, Pettker CM. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Special Statement: A critique of postpartum readmission rate as a quality metric. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022;226(4):b2-b9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.11.1355