Obstetrics Subcommittee Update

August 2017

The Obstetrics Subcommittee continued working on its Induction of Labor (IOL) Quality Improvement (QI) project, to reduce failed indicated induction of labor and ultimately reduce the primary cesarean delivery rate in Texas. 

Currently, four hospitals are participating in this QI project. Of these four, one hospital is the farthest along with completion of baseline data collection, and is possibly planning to implement the IOL protocol in fall 2017. The project has recently been launched in the remaining three hospitals.

The IOL QI project entails the adoption of a standardized IOL algorithm plus additional action steps as determined by the participating hospital.