Episode 1.10 COVID, Reducing Cesareans, and more

In this episode, we discuss two new articles relating to Covid during pregnancy. Then we look at new data regarding the safety of birth at freestanding birth centers. Next we discuss initiatives in California that have led to a reduction in the rate of Cesarean delivery. We also discuss a new study that quantifies the impact that surgeon skill has on patient outcomes and ways to improve surgeon skill. We discuss several unnecessary things done at the time of Gyn surgeries and procedures. Finally, we discuss the role of minimally invasive hysterectomy for cervical cancer. 

Disease Severity and Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnant Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Are Birth Center Deliveries as Safe as Hospitals?

In-Hospital Mortality Low for Pregnant Women With COVID-19

In-Hospital Mortality in a Cohort of Hospitalized Pregnant and Nonpregnant Patients With COVID-19

Hospital Quality Improvement Interventions, Statewide Policy Initiatives, and Rates of Cesarean Delivery for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Births in California

Initiatives to Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates for Low-risk First Births

Association Between Surgeon Technical Skills and Patient Outcomes

Minimally Invasive versus Abdominal Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer

Rapid dissemination of practice-changing information: A longitudinal analysis of real-world rates of minimally invasive radical hysterectomy before and after presentation of the LACC trial