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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

HIP Initiative

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Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP)

From 1999-2012 hypertensive disorders were the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths accounting for 15.5% of such deaths in Florida. Maternal mortality review reports from North Carolina and California found that maternal deaths due to hypertensive disorders had significant prevention opportunities. 

Initiative Focus

  • Reduction of short and long-term morbidity and mortality related to pregnancy hypertension.
  • Proper screening, diagnosis and management of hypertensive disorders.
  • Timely recognition and quick, organized response to preeclampsia.
  • Proper discharge screening and planning, including patient education.