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U.S. News & Health Release Best Hospitals for Childbirth Ranking

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As part of their release of their 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & Health included, for the first time, childbirth-related data in their public reporting. Many hospitals do not report NTSV C-section or episiotomy rates to organizations that make the information public, U.S. News asked 24 hospitals, which Consumer Reports recently identified as having high-volume obstetrical service lines and having not voluntarily reported a C-section rate to the Leapfrog Group, for data on the two measures for a recent period, such as the Joint Commission’s latest 12-month reporting period. The hospitals were given a date by which to report. Of the 24 hospitals, at least 19 have since reported an NTSV C-section rate. Several hospitals did not provide their episiotomy rate and indicated they currently do not track it.

Read more: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/second-opinion/articles/2016-08-02/next-best-hospitals-for-childbirth

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