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Quality Improvement Initiatives Lead to Reduction in Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex Cesarean Delivery Rate

  • February 2, 2017

This CRICO-supported research was conducted to determine the influence of a set of quality improvement interventions on the Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex Cesarean  (NTSV) cesarean delivery rate, which has been recognized as a meaningful benchmark.


Research Conclusion: Quality improvement initiatives can decrease the NTSV cesarean delivery rate. Any increased incidence of fetal or maternal complications associated with decreased NTSV cesarean delivery rate should be considered in the context of the risks and benefits of vaginal delivery compared to cesarean delivery.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Vadnais MA, Hacker MR, Shah MT, Jordan J, Modest AA, Siegel M, Golen TH. Quality improvement initiatives lead to reduction in nulliparous term singleton vertex cesarean delivery rate. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2017; 43(2):53-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2016.11.008.

 

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