Free evidence based best practices and resources are available as part of the CMS funded Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) at www.hret-hen.org under OB Adverse Events. MHA is leading the MA HEN with AHA’s HRET (Health Research & Educational Trust) for 22 MA hospitals. Most of the other MA hospital are part of the HEN with other organizations, such as Premier and UHC.
Obstetrical Harm Change Package
Interventions to eliminate Harm Across the Board EED
Interventions to eliminate Harm Across the Board OB Harm Event
"Efforts by hospitals and government officials to decrease the percentage of babies born before full term appear to be paying off in Massachusetts and nationwide, according to a new report.
Last year, Massachusetts hospitals performed just over 1 percent of their deliveries on average as early elective deliveries, via scheduled induced deliveries or cesarean sections for no medical reason, before 39 weeks, compared with a statewide rate of 15 percent in 2010."
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Studies show a dramatic decline in the frequency of dangerous early elective deliveries; The Leapfrog Group cautions against babies being born too soon, hits national target. Check out the full story here.