The Joint Commission begins to report hospital C-section rates

Despite increasing attention and concerns about unnecessary C-sections, the rate of babies born by C-section in the U.S. is still high. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reports than more than 31 percent of all deliveries in the U.S. were by C-section in 2018.

To encourage organizations to reduce C-sections, The Joint Commission is now publicly reporting hospital performance on NTSV cesarean birth rates. Performance measures are reported on the Quality Check® website.

This action comes on the heels of the Department of Health and...


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