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THE BIRTHRISK CESAREAN BIRTH MEASURE IS CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED BY THE NATIONAL QUALITY FORUM (NQF). THE DECISION TO SUBMIT THE BIRTHRISK CESAREAN BIRTH MEASURE TO THE NQF FOR ENDORSEMENT STEMS FROM THE DISCOVERY THAT THE CURRENTLY ENDORSED MEASURE (PC-02 CESAREAN BIRTH) CONTAINS A FATAL ERROR.

In the summer of 2015 Dr. San Román was able to successfully make the Joint Commission aware of the fatal leveraging error that was contained in the direct standardization age risk adjustment being used in their core measure PC-02. This error was buried deep in the mathematics of the risk adjustment and this is probably why it was missed by so many people for so long. For a detailed analysis of the error click here. Dr. San Román assumed that the acknowledgement of this fatal error would result in a recall of the measure.

In February of 2016 Dr. San Román became concerned that the fatal leveraging error uncovered in the risk adjustment for measure PC-02 Cesarean Birth was not disclosed by the Joint Commission to the National Quality Forum during the measure maintenance process. More concerning is that the Joint Commission has simply removed the risk adjustment from their core measure PC-02 v2016A. Removing the risk adjustment only makes the measure worse and this is very concerning since this measure could potentially affect millions of women every year.

To learn more about Dr. San Román’s concerns and to review the documentation behind his concerns click here.

BIRTHRISK CESAREAN BIRTH MEASURE VIDEO PRESENTATIONS:

For a presentation on why an unadjusted Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex (NTSV) cesarean birth rate is not a useful cesarean birth measure click here (9:48).
For a presentation explaining the creation of the Birthrisk Cesarean Birth Measure including the research behind the measure and its validation click here (12:15).
For a presentation on how the Birthrisk Cesarean Birth Measure provides information on its use to compare outcomes in hospitals and for research click here (7:00)
For a presentation on the robust reporting features for the Birthrisk Cesarean Birth Measure that can be used by healthcare administrators, hospitals and obstetrical care providers click here (3:12)
For a presentation on the data collection required for the Birthrisk Cesarean Birth Measure click here (1:25)
For a presentation that combines the above five presentations into one click here (33:12)
If you are a healthcare professional and would like more information about Birthrisk.com and/or the scientific method used in the Birthrisk.com tools, please send an e-mail to providerinfo@Birthrisk.com with your name, address and obstetrical group or hospital name and we will send you detailed information.


Last modified: 04/21/16


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