We want you to join the Safe Reduction in Primary Cesarean Birth PQCNC expert team. PQCNC will manage the project and we will partner with The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) just like we did with the current OB hemorrhage project where we had 25 expert team members (Patients, Nurses, Midwives, Docs, Hospital Leaders, DPH, Medicaid and other Insurers). The team joined to design the aim statement, action plan, and key data elements. We hope 50 folks will step up to help now. What is required? An interest, a willingness to read some basic background material, and commitment to try and attend 2 webinars and maybe a face to face day meeting.
The success of any PQCNC initiative starts with the commitment of an Expert Team that owns the challenge, feels its urgency and relentlessly develops an aim statement, action plan and measures that will lead hospitals to change practice. Be part of the solution. Click here to join the PQCNC Safe reduction in Primary Cesarean Birth Expert Team.
Why Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth?
Reducing Cesarean section not only decreases maternal morbidity in the current pregnancy but also decreases risk of invasive placenta in future pregnancies. North Carolina’s risk-adjusted Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex (NTSV) Cesarean rate was 23.4% in 2016 (similar to the rates in 2014 and 2015). There are states with rates less than 20%. Given the variation in Cesarean rates both within hospitals based on provider group and between similar hospitals within the region there is still opportunity to safely reduce Cesarean birth.