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HQI Releases Advance Preview of 2014 Maternity Performance Data

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has emailed CEOs hospital-specific 2014 maternity performance data that will be publicly accessible on Jan. 19 at www.calqualitycare.org. HQI encourages hospitals to review their data and participate in an upcoming webinar about using the data to improve perinatal care.

The large variation among hospital NTSV Cesarean birth rates, ranging between 11 percent and 60 percent, highlights the need for targeted quality improvement efforts. The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative will host two separate webinars on available tools to reduce unnecessary Cesarean births and improve maternal and child health. Participants may register online for the Jan. 27 webinar or for the Feb. 11 webinar; both webinars will take place from noon-1:30 p.m. (PT). Contact Julie Morath, HQI president & CEO, or Claire Manneh, director of programs, HQI, with questions about the performance data.  

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