Joint Commission to Publicly Report Health Systems with High Cesarean Delivery Rates

Joint Commission to Publicly Report Health Systems with High Cesarean Delivery Rates

In a recent blog post, Executive Vice President David Baker, MD of Health Care Quality Evaluation at the Joint Commission, announced that public reporting of high cesarean rates is slated to begin by July 1, 2020. 

Of the 74 Michigan OBI hospitals, 23 had an NTSV Cesarean Delivery rate that was greater than 30% in 2018.

The Joint commission encourages hospitals to engage with state-wide quality improvement collabortives such as CMQCC and OBI, as well as modeling best practices after existing tools made available by organizations such as Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Heath (AIM).