Lead author Avery Plough, senior author Dr. Neel Shah, and an exceptional team of co-authors recently published their findings on the Relationship Between Labor and Delivery Unit Management Practices and Maternal Outcomes in Obstetrics & Gynecology (also known as the Green Journal). As described in this press release, the results of interviewing 118 nurse and physician managers at 53 hospitals around the United States about the management of labor and delivery floors are complex. Their study is the first to link management of unit culture, nursing, and patient flow to maternal health outcomes, including cesarean deliveries.
The Rx Foundation supported this work with a grant to Ariadne Labs at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.