Health Leaders: Effort to limit unnecessary C-sections making strides

"I would not say that we are at the finish line, but we are definitely in the home stretch. Reducing C-sections is on everyone's radar screen.”

OBHG’s Dr. Amy VanBlaricom, vice president of clinical operations, recently spoke with HealthLeaders about unnecessary C-sections.

Key takeaways:

  • Both clinicians and patients are responsible for driving high rates of unnecessary C-sections
  • Peer pressure from benchmarking C-section rates is an effective strategy to get outlier clinicians to lower their C-section rates
  • Standardization of care such as labor checklists can reduce the number of unnecessary C-sections

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