An economic evaluation led by Megan Dale at CEDAR of the OBS Cymru quality improvement initiative has been published in PharmacoEconomics - Open.
Dale, M., Bell, S.F., O’Connell, S. et al. What is the Economic Cost of Providing an All Wales Postpartum Haemorrhage Quality Improvement Initiative (OBS Cymru)? A Cost-Consequences Comparison with Standard Care. PharmacoEconomics Open (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41669-022-00362-2
Cymru was a three year national quality improvement project that aimed to standardise care and reduce both morbidity and mortality rates associated with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) across all Welsh maternity settings. The improvements in care have now been embedded in maternity units across Wales. CEDAR carried out an economic evaluation using data collected during the project that demonstrated consistent savings in blood product use, crucial care utilisation and haematology consultant time. The evaluation considered the impact of maternity unit size and the uptake of the intervention.