Referral in Maternal and Newborn Healthcare

Content Type: Reports
Author(s): Columbia University

With the increasing focus on the continuum of home-to-hospital maternal and newborn care, the importance of referral systems—i.e. the transfer of patients from one care provider to another provider or level of care—has become more widely recognized in the past five years. Columbia University’s Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program works to bring attention to the crucial role that referral plays in reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.

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