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By Neel Shah | Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
The rate of deaths and complications from childbirth has grown at an alarming rate in the US in the past 20 years. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, talks about how systemic problems are failing pregnant women, their families, and their care providers.

 

Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations, Bundles
By Angelo Lima | Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019
A physician describes how, despite scarce resources in her rural hospital, their improvement team managed to reduce their maternal mortality rate to zero for over a year.

 

Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations, Latin America
By Neel Shah | Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
Many false assumptions persist about the alarming rise in deaths and complications from childbirth in the US. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, dispels the myths and explains some of the hard truths about why women in the US are 50 percent more likely to die in childbirth than their own mothers.

 

Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations
By Naomi Fedna | Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
The high maternal mortality rates among black women in the US might be abstract statistics for some. For others, they are stark realities. One young woman shares her family's harrowing experience as an example of why race matters in end-of-life conversations.

 

Tag(s): The Conversation Project, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations
By Derek Feeley | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Why is there a gap between our understanding of quality care and what patients receive? One reason is because we too often forget the patient and the practitioner whose job is to implement those practices.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement
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