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Leapfrog Group Releases 2019 Maternity Care Report

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The Leapfrog Group released its 2019 Maternity Care Report. The report is based on results of the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, with data voluntarily submitted by more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals. It provides an in-depth look at how participating hospitals perform against best practices across three areas of maternity care: cesarean sections, early elective delivery and episiotomy rates. While some hospitals have made strides in maternity quality, only 20% of all hospitals are fully meeting Leapfrog’s standards on all three of these measures.

The report aggregates and analyzes The Leapfrog Group’s reporting by hospital on maternity care and other important indicators of quality, available at Leapfrog is the only source for this unique maternity care data. Because maternity care varies from hospital to hospital, even within the same city, expectant families may access data on hospitals individually when considering a hospital.

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