Progress in Patient Safety and Quality in Maternal–Fetal Medicine

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics & Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 144

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Interests: maternal–fetal medicine; maternity; fetus; pregnancy; patient safety

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Guest Editor
Pediatrix Center for Research, Education, Quality & Safety, Sunrise, FL 33323, USA
Interests: maternal–fetal medicine; maternity; fetus; pregnancy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to compile original research and review articles focused on enhancing patient safety and clincial quality improvement relevant to pregnancy and postpartum care. We welcome submissions on a wide variety of topics related to clinical quality and safety, including but not limited to:

  • Medical error;
  • Diagnostic error;
  • Adverse events;
  • Disclosure and reporting;
  • Model for improvement;
  • Implementation science;
  • Health equity;
  • Social drivers of health;
  • Team building and communication;
  • Care handoffs;
  • Simulation and drills.

This Special Issue is particularly interested in articles that highlight clinical quality improvement projects and initiatives aimed at enhancing patient safety and quality within maternal–fetal medicine. Authors are encouraged to submit their research and findings related to these topics to contribute to the advancement of patient safety and quality.

Dr. Samuel T. Bauer
Dr. C. Andrew Combs
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • maternal–fetal medicine
  • pregnancy
  • postpartum
  • medical error
  • maternity
  • fetus

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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