Essential Components of Successful Collaborative Maternity Care Models. The ACOG-ACNM Project

Melissa D. Avery, Owen Montgomery, Emily Brandl-Salutz

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) asked ACNM member midwives and ACOG Fellows with successful and sustainable collaborative practices between obstetricians and midwives to describe their care models in jointly written articles. This review analyzes 12 of the 60 articles submitted. Five main themes were identified: impetus for new collaboration, basic foundations of collaborative care, commitment to successful partnership, care integration, and health professions education in an interprofessional practice environment. The analysis provides evidence of the extent to which committed clinicians are working together to provide excellent, women-centered maternity care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-434
Number of pages12
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Collaborative practice
  • Evidence-based care
  • Interprofessional education
  • Maternity care


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