Issue Brief 6
The Contribution of Diagnostic Error to Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity
Rationale for Improvement Tools
Implementing Hospitalwide Safety Bundles
Addressing Implicit Bias, Structural Barriers, and Social Determinants of Health
Healthcare Simulation To Characterize, Design, and Change Processes
Conclusions and Next Steps
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number HHSP233201500022I/75P00119F37006
Komal Bajaj, M.D., M.S.-H.P.Ed.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
NYC Health + Hospitals, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Ariel de Roche, M.S., CLC
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Dena Goffman, M.D.
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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Suggested Citation: Bajaj K, de Roche A, Goffman D. The Contribution of Diagnostic Errors to Maternal Morbidity and Mortality During and Immediately After Childbirth: State of the Science. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2021. AHRQ Publication No. 20(21)-0040-6-EF.