CPQCC's enriched dataset contains substantial clinical and demographic data, which may be used for improving the quality of maternal/neonatal care, health policy analyses, health outcomes research and health program management. Observations of trends in quality and the cost/patterns of care can be analyzed across geographic, demographic and socioeconomic lines, providing for greater insight into maternity and neonatal care and birth outcomes, regional planning for hospital resources, health care infrastructure and provision of services, as well as richer data for health care policy development.
CPQCC advocates not only superior patient care, but also efficiency in resource allocation and utilization. Quality improvement activities are aimed at identifying desired outcomes and promoting best practice. Both the patient and the payer are considered when formulating best practice. Health care providers and academic researchers benefit from our demographically and biologically rich database, which offers nearly real time data management. Sound data is critical for generating new hypotheses to be tested in the field, and for developing new analytical approaches to understanding health risks and public health in general.
Henry C. Lee, MD, MS Jeffrey B. Gould, MD, MPH
Director of Research, CPQCC Principal Investigator, CPQCC