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Quality measures in high-risk pregnancies: Executive summary of a cooperative workshop of SMFM, NICHD, and ACOG

Providers perceive current obstetric quality measures as imperfect and insufficient. Our organizationsconvened a “Quality Measures in High-Risk Pregnancies Workshop.” The goals were to (1) review thecurrent landscape regarding quality measures in obstetric conditions with increased risk for adversematernal or fetal outcomes, (2) evaluate the available evidence for management of common obstetricconditions to identify those that may drive the highest impact on outcomes, quality, and value, (3)propose measures for high-risk obstetric conditions that reflect enhanced quality and efficiency, and(4) identify current research gaps, improve methods of data collection, and recommend means ofchange.