|e-CIMS News / Mother-Friendly Update
||October 10, 2008|
New report underscores the critical need for Mother-Friendly Care
A new report released this week by Childbirth Connection reveals a path toward improved birth outcomes and added value for payers through Mother-Friendly maternity care practices. The Evidence-Based Maternity Care report takes stock of the U.S. maternity care system, identifies many opportunities for improving the quality, outcomes, and value of maternity care, and presents policy recommendations. This landmark report is a collaborative project of Childbirth Connection, the Reforming States Group, and the Milbank Memorial Fund.
"Childbirth Connection looks forward to continuing our collaboration with CIMS and its members to promote Mother-Friendly Care," states Maureen Corry, executive director of Childbirth Connection and co-author of the report. "We are very interested to learn how CIMS members are using the report and how it is being received in their communities." CIMS members are invited to e-mail Childbirth Connection with their feedback and comments.
Maureen will discuss the findings of this important report during her keynote address at the CIMS 2009 Mother-Friendly Childbirth Forum, March 5-7, in San Diego, Calif. Watch the CIMS Web site for program updates and registration details.
- Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve (PDF)
- "Maternity-care failings can be remedied with cost-saving fixes," USA Today, Oct. 8, 2008.
- "Study: High-tech interventions deliver huge childbirth bill," USA Today, Oct. 8, 2008.
- "Back to basics for safer childbirth," Consumer Reports, Oct. 2008.
- "Quiz: Maternity care, beware," Consumer Reports, Oct. 2008.
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