Elements of a successful quality improvement and patient safety program in obstetrics and gynecology

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2008 Mar;35(1):129-45, x. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2007.12.004.


In this article we present the elements of one approach to quality improvement and patient safety that we believe can be successful and sustainable in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, along with several strategies (and caveats) that have worked and are working in academic and nonacademic institutions in the United States. Also included are several noteworthy definitions of quality to provide some additional perspectives on what is meant by quality in health care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Gynecology / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Obstetrics / organization & administration*
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • Safety Management / organization & administration*