Reliability of a preventability model in maternal death and morbidity.

  title={Reliability of a preventability model in maternal death and morbidity.},
  author={Stacie E. Geller and Marci Goldstein Adams and Michelle A. Kominiarek and Judith U. Hibbard and Loraine K Endres and Suzanne M Cox and Sarah J Kilpatrick},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={196 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to measure the reliability of a model that defines preventability in maternal morbidity and death. STUDY DESIGN One hundred cases of serious morbidity and death among peripartum women were reviewed by 2 independent groups of medical experts to identify potentially preventable provider or system events that may have led to the progression of illness. RESULTS Seventy-seven percent of the cases had concordant findings in both groups regarding the… CONTINUE READING