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The Effect of Collaboration on Obstetric Patient Safety in Three Academic Facilities
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013
© 2013 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 42, Issue 5, pages 606–616, September/October 2013
How to Cite
Raab, C. A., Will, S. E. B., Richards, S. L. and O'Mara, E. (2013), The Effect of Collaboration on Obstetric Patient Safety in Three Academic Facilities. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42: 606–616. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12234
- Issue published online: 10 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: APR 2013
- interprofessional collaboration;
- patient safety nurse;
- perinatal patient safety;
Interprofessional collaboration is critical to the provision of safe patient care and provider satisfaction. Collaboration is an active process that can help maximize positive patient outcomes. Three academic institutions implemented collaborative processes as part of their perinatal patient safety initiatives based on anecdotal experiences and safety culture surveys that demonstrated positive outcomes. Reliable tools and additional research are needed to measure the extent and impact of collaboration on patient outcomes in perinatal care.