Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: No similar strategy found in the established evidence for this NPM. See similar ESMs for this NPM or search for other strategies or promising practices.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")
Service Type: Systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 9. Conduct evaluation, research and CQI
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: Increase the proportion of births occurring in hospitals that are actively participating in Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) initiatives to improve obstetric care
Numerator: # live births in Illinois hospitals participating in at least one ILPQC obstetric initiative during the calendar year
Denominator: # live births in Illinois hospitals
Significance: This ESM will measure an activity of strategy #2-I: Support the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) as it seeks to implement obstetric and neonatal quality improvement projects initiatives in birthing hospitals.
Since 2012, the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) has organized, supported, and facilitated statewide obstetric quality improvement projects, including implementation of patient safety bundles from the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The Illinois Department of Public Health actively encourages birthing hospitals to participate in ILPQC initiatives and our state has had a high participation rate in past initiatives. To ensure the highest possible quality of care for all women in Illinois, it is important to maintain high hospital participation rates in obstetric ILPQC initiatives.
Data Sources and Data Issues: DATA SOURCE: Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Birth Certificates
DATA ISSUES: Will work with ILPQC to define meaningful participation for each OB initiative
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100