Task Force and Work Group Reports

Task Force Reports provide evidence-based guidance on specific topics, and may apply either to the ob-gyn specialty or multiple disciplines.


  • Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care
    The report was written by the interprofessional Task Force on Collaborative Practice and is intended to appeal to multiple specialties (eg, internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, and women’s health) and professions (eg, nurse practitioners, certified nurse–midwives/certified midwives, physician assistants, physicians, clinical pharmacists, and advanced practice registered nurses). This document provides a framework for organizations or practices across all specialties to develop team-based care. In doing so, it offers a map to help practices navigate the increasingly complex and continuously evolving health care system. The guidance presented is a result of the task force’s work and is based on current evidence and expert consensus. The task force challenges and welcomes all medical specialties to gather additional data on how and what types of team-based care best accomplish the Triple Aim and the Institute of Medicine’s expectations of health care. Additional resources related to team-based care identified by the Task Force are also available.
    Read the Executive Summary.


  • Well-Woman Task Force: Components of the Well-Woman Visit
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 includes strong well-woman health care provisions as a means of optimizing preventive health care across a woman's lifetime. In 2013, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists convened a task force of leading professional associations representing women's health clinicians to develop age-specific well-woman health care guidelines with a goal of improving health outcomes. The charge of the Well-Woman Task Force was to provide guidance to women and clinicians with age-appropriate recommendations for a well-woman visit. Evidence-based guidelines, evidence-informed guidelines, and uniform expert agreement formed the foundation for the final recommendations. The resulting list of recommendations, "Components of the Well-Woman Visit," identifies needs across a woman's lifespan and is intended for use by any provider who cares for adolescents or women.


  • Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy (Reaffirmed 2019) (Members Only)
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists convened the Task Force on Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy to develop a comprehensive report summarizing the scientific literature on this subject.
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcome, Second Edition (Members Only)
    In the first edition of this report, the Task Force on Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy outlined criteria deemed essential to establish a causal link between intrapartum hypoxic events and cerebral palsy. It is now known that there are multiple potential causal pathways that lead to cerebral palsy in term infants, and the signs and symptoms of neonatal encephalopathy may range from mild to severe, depending on the nature and timing of the brain injury. Thus, for the current edition, the Task Force on Neonatal Encephalopathy determined that a broader perspective may be more fruitful. Included in the new materials is expanded information on acid-base parameters of umbilical cord blood and the inappropriate use of the terms fetal distress and birth asphyxia.


  • Report of the Presidential Task Force on Patient Safety in the Office Setting (2010) (Members Only)
    The Report of the Presidential Task Force on Patient Safety in the Office Setting outlines activities and tools such as holding multidisciplinary team meetings, using checklists, conducting mock emergency drills, and implementing measurement and reporting systems that can easily be tailored and applied to any office practice.



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