2020 vision for a high-quality, high-value maternity care system

Womens Health Issues. Jan-Feb 2010;20(1 Suppl):S7-17. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2009.11.006.

Abstract

A concrete and useful way to create an action plan for improving the quality of maternity care in the United States is to start with a view of the desired result, a common definition and a shared vision for a high-quality, high-value maternity care system. In this paper, we present a long-term vision for the future of maternity care in the United States. We present overarching values and principles and specific attributes of a high-performing maternity care system. We put forth the "2020 Vision for a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System" to serve as a positive starting place for a fruitful collaborative process to develop specific action steps for broad-based maternity care system improvement.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Forecasting
  • Health Care Reform / trends*
  • Humans
  • Maternal Health Services / standards*
  • Maternal Health Services / trends
  • Obstetrics / standards*
  • Obstetrics / trends
  • Pregnancy
  • United States