Joint Commission Announces Plan to Publicly Report C-section Rates by July 2020

Published: 01/02/2019

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently announced their plan to start publicly reporting hospitals with consistently high cesarean birth rates on Quality Check® using data reported by hospitals during the calendar years (CY) 2018 and 2019.

According to TJC, since 2010, accredited hospitals have been required to report data on the perinatal care (PC) cesarean birth measure (PC-02). Since reporting began, cesarean birth rates have remained around 26 percent. However, in 2017, 25 percent of the repor

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