USA Today reporter Alison Young highlights variation in how prepared perinatal clinicians and hospital systems are to respond to postpartum hemorrhage and hypertension. She also sheds a light on the variations in state maternal morbidity and mortality rates.
Dr. Debra Bingham was quoted in the article as follows: “We cannot just blame the women. Nurses and doctors believe they provide good care and don’t want to harm patients. So it’s very hard to accept that what they’ve been doing for years may not have been the best way to do it.”
The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement supports efforts to implement the national consensus patient safety bundles by expanding the use of improvement science.