Cesarean Rates by State
The following are C-section rates of NTSV patients.
What does NTSV stand for?
N= Nulliparous, or first-time moms
T= Term pregnancy
S= Singleton (not twins, triplets or more)
V= Vertex, meaning the baby was head-down
What is the NTSV Cesarean Birth Measure?
The Cesarean Birth measure used by The Joint Commission breaks down primary cesarean rates into something that can be used to more fairly compare hospitals. Also known as PC-02, it measures only patients whose outcomes are shown to be largely influenced by physician factors. Over 60% of hospital variation in NTSV cesarean birth rates can be attributed to first birth labor induction rates and being admitted too early to the hospital in a first birth.
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