An urgent call to implement systematic monitoring of a comprehensive set of quality indicators for maternity services

Bogossian, Fiona E. (2009) An urgent call to implement systematic monitoring of a comprehensive set of quality indicators for maternity services. Women and Birth, 23 1: 36-40. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2009.11.001

Author Bogossian, Fiona E.
Title An urgent call to implement systematic monitoring of a comprehensive set of quality indicators for maternity services
Journal name Women and Birth   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1871-5192
Publication date 2009-12-16
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2009.11.001
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 36
End page 40
Total pages 5
Editor Kathleen Fahy
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
9202 Health and Support Services
111006 Midwifery
Abstract This commentary paper proposes that historically the lack of significant system wide reform of the sector may be in part related to the quality of evidence that has informed reviews of maternity services. It calls for the implementation of systematic monitoring of a comprehensive set of quality indicators and makes suggestions about how this goal might be achieved.
Keyword maternity reform
maternity review cycle
consumer-assessed value
performance indicators
perinatal outcomes
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