Mark B Woodland

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This article describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary clinical pathway system for maternal newborn care in a perinatal regional referral institution. Core issues in the design of this system are addressed to promote outcomes management and ongoing performance improvement. A discussion of the implementation follows,(More)
In a Nigerian village, the expected maternal mortality would be between 6 and 12 per 1000 live births, the most common causes of maternal death being obstructed labor, hemorrhage and eclampsia. Yet, over an 8 1/2-year period, when 2324 births occurred, the rate was 1.72 per 1000, of which 0.43 were due to obstetric complications. The four deaths were(More)