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Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MORE-OB) Program

As part of our commitment to Quality Assurance, Patient Safety and Multidisciplinary Education, the Lois Hole Hospital for Women participates in the Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MORE-OB) Program. 

MORE-OB is a comprehensive performance improvement program that creates a culture of patient safety in obstetrical units.

Founded on high reliability organization principles, the MORE-OB Program integrates professional practice standards and guidelines with current and evolving safety concepts, principles and tools.

The Program creates, builds and sustains a working environment where professional autonomous silos, organizational hierarchy, communication gaps and uncoordinated teamwork are eliminated. This increased communication and teamwork has also had a direct result on the quality of life of caregivers. Participating hospitals indicate that it has:

  • Improved outcomes and reduced harm to mothers and babies
  • Decreased liability incurred costs and average cost per claim
  • Improved standardization and consistency of care practices
  • Improved and sustained patient safety culture
  • Increased core clinical knowledge for participants in all hospital care levels
  • Created an environment where participants wanted to stay engaged

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