Ask ECRI: Risk and Claims Data for Nonhospital Birthing Centers

July 18, 2018 | Ambulatory Care Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​A risk manager recently asked for help in identifying risk and claims data from birthing centers not associated with hospitals, in particular whether either care setting has been shown to be safer for patients in disadvantaged populations.

In our response, ECRI Institute notes that limited data are available on freestanding birthing centers; as of 2015, nearly all births in the United States took place in hospitals. According to the [National Vital...

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