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Revised ACOG Recommendation Adds “Fourth Trimester” to Postpartum Care

Revised ACOG Committee Opinion on postpartum care for mothers includes recommendation of initial assessment within three weeks following delivery (instead of six) and adds a comprehensive evaluation within 12 weeks.

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Better Understanding of Diagnostic Errors May Lead to Prevention

Researchers are looking at how better measurement of diagnostic errors may help physicians track performance, gauge the effectiveness of interventions, reduce errors and improve patient outcomes.

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CMS to Enforce Hand Hygiene Guidelines in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Infection transmission in healthcare facilities is strongly associated with poor hand hygiene. Starting this year, CMS surveyors will issue citations when they observe any ambulatory surgery center employee failing to follow proper hand hygiene protocol.

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Updated VBAC Guidelines Released by ACOG

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) continues to recommend that a trial of labor after a c-section (TOLAC) be offered only at facilities that have immediately available resources for emergency cesarean deliveries.

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