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Expansion of Division of Research Perinatal Research Unit (EXPPRU)

Dedicated quantitative analytic support for obstetrics has not been available in Kaiser Permanente Northern California. An unusual opportunity has appeared: as a result of a project to develop a predictive model for obstetric complications, considerable development work has been conducted by a Division of Research (DOR) team. If linked to an ongoing program, the DOR Perinatal Research Unit, this development work could permit our region to enhance its ability to conduct sophisticated quantitative quality-assurance and utilization management in obstetrics. This study will explore the opportunity to expand the extraordinarily successful Perinatal Research Unit so that it could monitor obstetrics, not just neonatology. In addition to the funds requested here, TPMG has committed to providing MD time.
Investigator: Kuzniewicz, Michael
Funder: Kaiser Permanente Program Offices