Through recent clinical studies, MOREOB was found to improve outcomes in the following areas (statistically significant):

  • Reduced length of time of infants on ventilation1
  • Reduced severe infant morbidity (respiratory distress; bacterial sepsis; omphalitis; cerebral, intraventricular or subarachnoid hemorrhage due to birth injury; intracranial non-traumatic hemorrhage) 1
  • Reduced maternal tears/ lacerations and length of stay1
  • Higher risk deliveries diverted to higher level of care hospitals1
  • Increase in core clinical knowledge for all participants in all hospital care levels2
  • Improved and sustained patient safety culture2
  • Decrease in liability incurred costs and average cost per claim2

In addition hospitals have reported the following:

  • Reduced NICU admissions
  • Reduced admissions for latent stage of labor
  • Reduced elective inductions
  • Reduced time from admission to induction
  • Reduced PPH
  • Reduced neonatal sepsis
  • Improved management of shoulder dystocia
  • Reduced brachial plexus injury
  • Improved patient satisfaction and/or fewer complaints
  • Improved job satisfaction
  • Reduction in harm and no harm events
  • Improvement in the standardization and consistency of care practices


1. Frick, C. et al. (2009, June). Outcomes Following Province-Wide Implementation of the Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MOREOB) Program in Alberta. Poster Presentation SOGC ACM Halifax, NS

2. Data on file