On March 31, 2010, The Joint Commission’s Pregnancy and Related Conditions core measure set was retired and replaced with the new Perinatal Care core measure set. The new Perinatal Care core measure set became available for selection by hospitals beginning with April 1, 2010 discharges.
*NEW*: On November 30, 2012, The Joint Commission announced that the Perinatal Care core measure set would become mandatory for all hospitals with 1,100 or more births per year, effective January 1, 2014.
The USBC toolkit, Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding, addresses the exclusive breast milk feeding core measure.
Download the Toolkit (revised 2013)
Resources for Hospitals/Maternity Centers
Part 1 of the toolkit, Guidelines for Data Collection, was originally released in January 2010. It is designed to aid hospitals and maternity facilities in accurate collection of the data needed to comply with the new measure. The toolkit was re-released with the addition of Part 2 in December 2010. Part 2 of the toolkit, Implementing Practices That Improve Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding, focuses on improving adherence to evidence-based best practices, which is ultimately reflected in rates of exclusive breast milk feeding.
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