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Paper by Debra Bingham, Elizabeth Howell & David Jones Published in Ob Gyn Clinics of North America

Saturday, June 15, 2019  
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The article "Quality Improvement Approach to Eliminate Disparities in Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality," co-authored by Drs. Debra Bingham, David K.Jones and Elizabeth A.Howell was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.

The paper focuses on preventable disparities in health outcomes for women during the perinatal period and how to combat inequities by identifying their causes. Bingham, et.al., propose the five quality and safety strategies to guide efforts to eliminate disparities and ensure equitable health care for all women and newborns:

(1) apply a systems approach based on the Socio-Ecological Model

(2) identify root causes of disparities

(3) identify and eliminate strong but wrong routines

(4) use improvement and implementation science methods and tools

(5) use data to guide the plan and track progress

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2019 Jun;46(2):227-238. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2019.01.006