Eliminating early elective deliveries points hospital down pathway of improving patient safety.
Patient safety groups, hospital leaders and others have identified eliminating early elective deliveries as a major patient safety initiative. The procedure can lead to serious complications for both the mother and baby, including admission to the NICU.
Through its collaboration in a Hospital Engagement Network run by the American Hospital Association's Health Research & Educational Trust, Exeter Hospital has reduced its rate of early elective deliveries from 35 percent to zero. In this special report, we detail how the hospital pursued the ambitious patient safety goal.
As the nation’s health care system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are utilizing information technology to better connect disparate care providers, according to the 16th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks.
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