Journal of OB/GYN Hospital Medicine: A Survey of the Maternal Mental Health Screening, Management, and Referral Practices of OB/GYN Hospitalists

Congratulations to OBHG’s Dr. Dyanne Tappin and Dr. Rakhi Dimino for publishing the results of their maternal mental health research in the Journal of OB/GYN Hospital Medicine.

The article analyzes a survey designed to evaluate the maternal mental health screening, management, and referral practices of OB/GYN hospitalists. The survey was sent to members of the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH).

Areas of improvement are suggested within the article:

“This study demonstrated that maternal mental health screening and management practices are inconsistent and potentially lacking. More comprehensive studies are needed to further assess these mental health practices. Further studies are also needed to develop and implement standardized strategies that are more consistent with the Maternal Mental Health Consensus Bundle and ACOG and USPSTF recommendations.”

OBHG launched a new Maternal Mental Health Committee initiative earlier this year, recognizing that maternal mental health deserves special attention. The committee’s focus is on understanding current practices, resources, and gaps in order to develop best practice recommendations that can be shared with our clinicians and hospital partners. The end goal is to improve mental health outcomes for women and ultimately their families.

Click here to read the full research article in the Journal of OB/GYN Hospital Medicine.

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