Archived - 2013-2006 Publications

2013 publications

Main EK, Menard MK “Maternal Mortality: Time for National Action.” Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013; 122(4):735-6.


2012 publications

Main EK, Morton CH, Melsop KA, Hopkins D, Giuliani G, Gould JB. “Creating a Public Agenda for Maternity Safety and Quality in Cesarean Delivery.” Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012; 120(5):1194-8.

Chung JH, Melsop KA, Gilbert WM, Caughey AB, Walker CK, Main EK. “Increasing Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index Is Predictive of a Progressive Escalation in Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes.” The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2012; 25(9):1635-9.

Oshiro B, Branch W, Main EK. “Neonatal Outcomes After Implementation of Guidelines Limiting Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks of Gestation.” Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012; 119(3):656-657.

Reiger K, Morton CH. “Standardising or individualising?: A critical analysis of the 'discursive imaginaries' shaping maternity care reform.” International Journal of Childbirth. 2012; 2(3): 173-186.

Main EK. “Decisions Required for Operating a Maternal Mortality Review Committee: The California Experience.” Seminars in Perinatology. 2012; 36(1):37-41.


2011 publications

Main EK, Morton CH, Hopkins D, Giuliani G, Melsop K and Gould JB. 2011. “Cesarean Deliveries, Outcomes, and Opportunities for Change in California: Toward a Public Agenda for Maternity Care Safety and Quality.” Palo Alto, CA: CMQCC. (Available at

Bingham D, Lyndon A, Lagrew D, Main EK. “A State-Wide Obstetric Hemorrhage Quality Improvement Initiative.” The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 2011; 36(5):297-304.


2010 publications

Sandall J, Morton CH,  and Bick D. “Safety in childbirth and the three ‘C’s: community, context, and culture.Midwifery. 2010; 26: 481–482

Main EK. “Maternal Mortality: New Strategies for Measurement and Prevention.” Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010; 22(6):511-6.

Carter MC, Corry M, Delbanco S, Foster TC, Friedland R, Gabel R, Gipson T, Jolivet RR, Main EK, Sakala C, Simkin P, Simpson KR. “2020 Vision for a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System.” Women's Health Issues. 2010; 20(1 Suppl):S7-17.

Angood PB, Armstrong EM, Ashton D, Burstin H, Corry MP, Delbanco SF, Fildes B, Fox DM, Gluck PA, Gullo SL, Howes J, Jolivet RR, Laube DW, Lynne D, Main EK, Markus AR, Mayberry L, Mitchell LV, Ness DL, Nuzum R, Quinlan JD, Sakala C, Salganicoff A. “Blueprint for Action: Steps Toward a High-Quality, High-Value Maternity Care System.” Women's Health Issues. 2010; 20(1 Suppl):S18-49.

Bingham D, Main EK. “Effective Implementation Strategies and Tactics for Leading Change on Maternity Units.” The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 2010; 24(1):32-42.


2009 publications

Main EK.New Perinatal Quality Measures from the National Quality forum, The Joint Commission and the Leapfrog Group.” Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009; 21(6):532-40.


2008 publications

Main EK, Bingham D. “Quality Improvement in Maternity Care: Promising Approaches from the Medical and Public Health Perspectives.” Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008; 20(6):574-80.


2006 publications

Main EK, Moore D, Farrell B, Schimmel LD, Altman R, Abrahams C, Bliss MC, Polivy L, Sterling J. “Is There a Useful Cesarean Birth Measure? Assessment of the Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex Cesarean Birth Rate As a Tool for Obstetric Quality Improvement.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2006; 194(6):1644-51; 1651-2.