If you may recall, back in 2013, Minnesota Community Measurement released a report that included clinic-level primary cesarean rates. That information was left out of the 2014 report, but I was told by the organization that they were working on revamping the collection process to better comply with national standards. The 2015 report isn’t out yet, but there is some info on the Primary Cesarean rates available on a medical group level and perineum tear rates on a hospital level over at Minnesota HealthScores.
You can check out the full information via the links above, but I wanted to highlight, in each category, which clinics and hospitals had the worst outcomes in each measurement. Now, not all medical groups and hospitals submitted information. It’s highly possible that some medical groups who had really awful outcomes aren’t listed. Perhaps in a future post I’ll try to tease out which groups did not participate, but for now, here are the lowest performers in the Twin Cities metro area.
Medical Group Measure: Highest Primary Cesarean Rates
- Comprehensive Healthcare for Women- 31%
- FamilyHealth Medical Clinics- 31%
- Metropolitan Obstetrics and Gynecology- 29%
- Allina Health Clinics- 26%
- Fairview Health Clinics- 25%
Hospital Measure: Highest Perineum Tear Rates for Vaginal Delivery with Instrument
- Abbott Northwestern (The MotherBaby Center)- 29%
- Maple Grove Hospital- 22%
- Buffalo Hospital- 29%
Hospital Measure: Highest Perineum Tear Rates for Vaginal Delivery Without Instrument
- Abbott Northwestern (The MotherBaby Center)- 6%
- Maple Grove Hospital- 3%
- Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital- 3%
Over the next few days I’m going to try to find time to tease out more data to share. In the meantime, I hope you find this information helpful!