“Effects of Delivery Volume and High-Risk Condition Volume on Maternal Morbidity Among High-Risk Obstetric Patients” was an ambitious retrospective study that examined more than 10 million deliveries in three states from 1995 to 2009 using linked birth-hospital discharge records.
The study found:
“Patients with high-risk medical and surgical conditions had decreasing adverse maternal outcomes as total obstetric delivery volume increased. There were increased odds of adverse maternal outcomes in centers with high volumes of high-risk patients. These two types of volume had significant combined effect on maternal risk. Both types of volume should be considered in assessing hospital obstetric performance.”
Read the whole article here. Congratulations, Dr. Bozzuto!