Reducing Hospital C Section Rates | OBHG

Almost one in three births in the U.S. involve cesarean delivery, yet many of them aren’t medically necessary. During International Cesarean Awareness month, there is an ongoing industry effort to educate healthcare providers and patients and reduce overall rates of medically unnecessary C-sections.

Hospital leaders seeking to reduce their hospital’s C-section rates benefit from OB hospitalist programs that instill standards of care throughout labor and delivery.

For example, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) committee on professional standards guidelines suggests that decision-to-delivery interval (DDI)...

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