The Joint Commission Will Begin Publicly Reporting NTSV Cesarean Section Rates by July 2020

The Joint Commission will begin publicly reporting hospitals with consistently high NTSV cesarean birth rates on Quality Check® by July 1, 2020, using data reported by hospitals during the calendar
years 2018 and 2019. This designation will be based on hospitals’ rates on the perinatal care (PC) Cesarean Birth measure PC-02, which measure the rates of cesarean births among a subset of the general obstetric population of low-risk women having their first birth with a term, singleton baby in a vertex position (NTSV). Joint Commission accredited hospitals were required to report this measure beginning in 2010.

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SOURCE: Perspectives®, December 2018, Volume 38, Issue 12