Labor (childbirth)

Innovations

Electronic Alerts, Patient Education, and Performance Reports Improve Adherence to Guideline Designed to Reduce Early Elective Inductions 03/29/11

Intermountain Healthcare adapted an existing guideline and developed associated care processes to ensure that pregnant women undergo early elective inductions (defined as before the baby reaching...

Teamwork Enhancement Program Improves Obstetric Care in a Military Hospital 12/27/07

An evidence-based teamwork and communication program was implemented in the labor and delivery unit of Madigan Army Medical Center, a military hospital in Tacoma, WA. Known as Team Strategy and...

QualityTools

Effective Health Care Program: Research Summaries for Consumers, Clinicians, and Policymakers 01/13/12

These research summaries, for consumers, clinicians, and policymakers, provide information about the benefits and risks of different treatments for different health conditions. The summaries are based on comparative effectiveness reviews that...

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator 10/25/11

This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). It is based on the equation published in the article, “Does information available at admission for delivery improve prediction of vaginal birth after...

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