Risk management in obstetrics and gynecology
Clin Obstet Gynecol
© 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. This article will review the basic principles of risk management, the role of the risk manager, and the importance of risk management in the patient safety movement as it pertains to obstetrics and gynecology. Several tools that are used by risk managers including risk assessments and root cause analyses will be used to illustrate positive patient safety measures that can be initiated to decrease adverse outcomes and reduced risk to an organization. The dramatic reduction in adverse outcomes and claims after the introduction of patient safety initiatives in a major obstetrical service will be reviewed.
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School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology