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HQI Releases Report on Maternity Study

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has released a report on maternity care in California hospitals. Last year, HQI received a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) to understand the birthing practices of rural and community hospitals in achieving low cesarean delivery rates. The grant, Promoting Optimal NTSV Delivery Rates (PONDR), also involved a deep dive of perinatal event data from CHPSO Patient Safety Organization’s database.

The authors of the grant will present their work at the HQI Annual Conference, Nov. 1-3, in Monterey. The presentation, Sources of Success in Maternity Care: A California Story, will include findings from the PONDR study and safety report analysis with details on how NTSV cesarean delivery rates are being sustainably reduced. Presenters will also provide recommendations, strategies, protocols and tools, along with analyses of hospitals that are reducing unnecessary cesarean deliveries, increasing perinatal safety, and achieving better health care outcomes for their patients and families.