Implementation of PLAT (Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit): A System-Wide Initiative to Improve Preterm Labor Outcomes

January 15, 2016

Preterm birth is a huge healthcare burden. The March of Dimes has set a goal for the U.S. to achieve a preterm birth rate of 8.1% of live births by 2020.

 

Implementation of PLAT (Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit): A System-Wide Initiative to Improve Preterm Labor Outcomes



Preterm birth is a huge healthcare burden. The March of Dimes has set a goal for the U.S. to achieve a preterm birth rate of 8.1% of live births by 2020.* 

The PLAT algorithm has been designed to improve standardized assessment of preterm labor among women and enable appropriate treatment to improve neonatal outcomes by administering ACS at the time most likely to improve outcomes.  

* March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card Grades Cities, Counties; Focuses on Racial and Ethnic Disparities. Available at: http://www.marchofdimes.org/news/march-of-dimes-2015-premature-birth-report-card.aspx. Accessed November 2016.