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MHA Keystone: Obstetrics (OB)

Currently in the United States, an estimated three injuries occur for every 1,000 births, some of which are preventable. Neonatal adverse outcomes include preventable morbidities such as respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, neonatal intensive care unit admission, hospitalization for more than five days and rehospitalization.

What We Are Doing
Michigan hospitals began implementing evidence-based best practices and timely interventions in 2008 to decrease early elective deliveries and coordinate a safe progression of labor and appropriate responses to fetal distress. Hospitals are now focusing on engaging and educating patients about the best options for childbirth, including labor management, labor induction, possible cesarean birth and the potential for postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia.


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Megan Black

Oct. 27, 2014
New Report Details Michigan Hospitals’ Lifesaving, Cost-reducing Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Advancements
Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center interventions have helped hospitals reduce patient harm, improve the safety culture and further engage patients and families in their care. The MHA Keystone Center today released Safety Across the Board, an annual report quantifying Michigan hospitals’ patient safety and quality improvements. Click here to read the report.
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