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Study: 20% of hospitals meet maternity care performance measures
Modern Healthcare

Approximately 1 in 5 hospitals fully met national standards for performing lower rates of cesarean sections and other maternal care medical interventions that may unnecessarily increase health risks for mothers and infants, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Leapfrog Group surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and found most providers failed to meet all of the organization’s standards for best practices for three maternity care interventions, including C-sections, early elective deliveries and episiotomies.