Improving post-partum care in a large hospital in New Delhi, India

Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital in New Delhi delivers around 6,000 babies a year.  In 2013, five women died after delivery and they decided that they wanted to do a better job of identifying and managing women with complications after delivery.  After using an iterative approach to improving their system, they are now providing better post-partum care to mothers and babies and no women have died in the post-partum ward in the first eight months of 2014.  This case study provides lessons that can be used in other hospitals to improve post-partum care and for others learning to use quality improvement methods.

Report Author(s): 
Mona Chopra, Neerja Arora, and Nigel Livesley
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project/URC
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