Journal article

Organizational strategies to optimize women's safety during labor and birth: A scoping review

Margaret McCormick, Wendy Pollock, Suzanne Kapp, Marie Gerdtz

BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Safety is a priority for organizations that provide maternity care, however, preventable harm and errors in maternity care remain. Maternity care is considered a high risk and high litigation area of health care. To mitigate risk and litigation, organizations have implemented strategies to optimize women's safety. Our objectives were to identify the strategies implemented by organizations to optimize women's safety during labor and birth, and to consider how the concept of safety is operationalized to measure and evaluate outcomes of these strategies. METHOD: This scoping review was conducted using the Joanna Briggs Institute Scoping Review Methodology. Published peer-reviewed li..

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