New strategies help reduce OB errors

May 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;May2008, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p53
The article reports that the Yale School of Medicine has implemented patient safety enhancements that reduced errors in obstetrics in New Haven, Connecticut. The move of the of the Yale was spurred by data which showed that obstetrics claims accounted for a large share of claims dollars. Thus, the Yale puts together a team that specialized in patient safety.


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