Becker’s Hospital Review publishedthe results of 10-year study on the impact of process improvement and the use of PeriGen software on the rate of cesareans, NICU admissions and CPR/ventillation/intubation.
The study, authored by Sam Smith MD and Lynette Philip RN of MedStar and Adi Zmiri MD, Emily Hamilton MD CM, and Thomas Garite MD of PeriGen, looked at data for 78,459 births for Cesarean rates, NICU admissions, and the use of extraordinary fetal resuscitation procedures before and after the introduction of a management focus on care processes and staff training combined with the use of PeriGen analytic tools.
Following is a summary of the results published by Becker’s:
- Despite an increase in factors associated with rates of cesarean sections, the rate of cesareans remained stable after the introduction of PeriGen software and advanced management strategies.
- NICU admissions declined by more than half after PeriGen was introduced and the process improvement steps were introduced.
- The number of babies requiring unusual resuscitation measures in the delivery room decreased from 5.2% to 2.4%.