ACNM Recognizes 45 Midwifery Practices for Excellent Outcomes
Today, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) released the 2011 Best Practices Recognition Roster from the ACNM Benchmarking Project— a unique ACNM member benefit that tracks outcomes of midwifery care, allowing members to benchmark their practices against midwifery practices of similar size. A record high of 203 practices submitted valid data for the 2011 reporting cycle—a 48% increase from the previous year.
The aggregate data reported included a total of 83,400 births and the work of nearly 900 CNMs and CMs. Survey results are impressive, showing an average cesarean delivery rate of 13.8% and an average preterm birth rate of 2.3%, both of which are well below the national averages of 32.8% and 11.99% respectively. As maternity care quality improvement enters the national spotlight, these results position midwives as leaders in achieving optimal outcomes for American women and their newborns.
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