The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), along with The Leapfrog Group, released its 2016 Maternity Care Report, an in-depth look at one of the leading causes of hospitalizations for privately-insured women ages 19 to 44. According to the report, while there has been important quality improvements on episiotomies and early elective delivery rates by hospitals, many hospitals are still not meeting national performance targets for quality metrics.The report reveals that transparency of maternity care remains an issue in Michigan. Fifty-three percent of hospitals with labor and delivery units in the state “declined to respond” to the Leapfrog survey.
Read more: https://eamonline.org/2016/05/05/53-percent-of-michigan-hospitals-with-labor-and-delivery-units-do-not-disclose-patient-safety/
The complete Maternity Care Report is available online. Other publicly available resources include:
- Data on all measures, searchable by region or hospital via Leapfrog’s Hospital Survey Results
- State averages on early elective deliveries via Leapfrog’s “Too Early Deliveries” page
- More information on C-section rates by hospital