Total C-section Rate
Low-Risk (NTSV) Cesarean Rate
Repeat Cesarean Rate
FIVE STEPS HOSPITALS CAN TAKE TO SAFELY LOWER THEIR CESAREAN RATE
We asked maternal patient safety experts from ACOG, SMFM, the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement and March of Dimes how hospitals can safely improve their cesaran rates. Learn more about why we used the NTSV Cesarean Birth Measure and pilot programs for safely lowering cesarean rates quickly.
Geographic variation of cesarean rates in mississippi
While total cesarean rates without risk-stratification are not an adequate measure for hospital comparisons, they are useful in identifying geographic variation in procedure utilization rates. The following interactive map shows total cesarean rates for Mississippi and Alabama hospitals in 2015. Data from CDC NCHS.
Trend Data: Arkansas and Mississippi
article: HOW ARKANSAS LOWERED ITS CESAREAN RATE QUICKLY
Arkansas has long had one of the highest total C-section rates of all US states. A few years ago, CDC began publishing state data on VBAC a low-risk cesarean rates. While Arkansas has one of the highest repeat C-section rates in the US, its NTSV rate is just one percentage point away from meeting the HHS Healthy People 2020 goal. Our organization found out how this happened.