Early Warning Systems
The use of early warning systems is an emerging standard for labor & delivery to combat the rising rate pregnancy-related mortality in the United States. They are recommended by over 21 professional obstetric associations and societies because their use is associated with substantially improved care and reduced maternal morbidity.
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