Success Stories

CMQCC programs result in real performance
success stories!

Reducing Severe Maternal Morbidity from Hemorrhage

Severe maternal morbidity was reduced by 20.8% among 126 hospitals (288,210 births) participating in the California Partnership for Maternal Safety Collaborative from 2014-2016; in contrast, a 48-hospital (83,632 births) comparison sample had a 1.2% reduction in maternal morbidity.

Improving Support for Vaginal Birth 

CMQCC is actively helping hospitals reduce their first-birth, low-risk (NTSV) cesarean rate to meet the Healthy People 2020 target of 23.9% as part of the Collaborative to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans. Hospitals in Cohort 1 (May 2016 – November 2017) and Cohort 2 (January 2017 – May 2018) began the collaborative with NTSV rates higher than 24%. By the fourth quarter of 2017, 75% of the hospitals had either met the Healthy People 2020 target or showed substantial improvement. The table below compares hospitals’ performance in Quarter 4 of 2017 to their calendar year 2015 rates. Cohort 3 of the collaborative is ongoing.

Reducing Early Elective Deliveries

Hospitals participating with CMQCC for at least 10 months achieved an overall 55% reduction in the Early Elective Delivery rate. 

Results from some of the CMQCC stars look like this: