SMFM Patient Safety and Quality Resources

The SMFM Patient Safety & Quality Committee is charged with developing materials to assist maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists in providing leadership in quality & safety initiatives at hospital and organizational levels. Below are checklists, quality metrics, and additional resources developed by the committee.


The regular use of checklists—standardized, validated, evidence- or consensus-based processes—promotes consistency in obstetrical care and contributes to provide safe, efficient, high-quality patient care. The SMFM Patient Safety & Quality Committee encourages our members to incorporate the checklists below into their clinical practice to help improve the safety dynamics of their hospital. The information in the SMFM Patient Safety Checklists should not be construed as dictation of an exclusive course of treatment or procedures to be ordered. Although the components of a particular checklist may be adapted to local resources, standardization of checklists within an institution is strongly encouraged.

Quality Metrics

Additional Resources

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