Hospital Cuts C-section Rate, Leading to Healthier Babies

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital has decreased the number of preterm births--and thus admissions to neonatal intensive care units and infants with health problems--by cutting elective induction and C-sections over the last three years.

Isn't it nice to read about hospitals drawing the line, once and for all!? Of course... the early delivery rate at this hospital is down from a shocking 44% to a still-above-the-scandalously-high-national-average 37%. Nonetheless, I believe that the drastic reduction in the primary cesarean rate, as well as their continued practice of limiting elective inductions, will keep those numbers in decline.

No comments: