C-section Rates for Various Hospitals in TN

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This information was compiled by K. Reisman.  This data is from 2008.  Please share with everyone.  We need to get these rates lowered and the only way to do that is for men and women to become informed consumers.


7 thoughts on “C-section Rates for Various Hospitals in TN

    Kristen M. said:
    April 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    This should tell us (and them) that something is seriously wrong with their model of care!!! Thank you Keith for compiling the information. I’m sharing.

    cathi cogle said:
    April 13, 2010 at 1:36 am

    There are 11 hospitals within an hour of my house, and only one of them is below 25%! Yikes, tells me the hospitals need money some kind of bad! I can’t believe there is one with an 85% c/s rate!!! The clients tolerate that???

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    lahancock responded:
    April 13, 2010 at 2:11 am

    I can only imagine that the hospital in Murfreesboro with the 85% c-section rate is a very high risk facility. I wouldn’t accept that the average women would go to that hospital. I might be wrong though.

      Keith said:
      April 12, 2010 at 8:01 pm

      This facility appears to be something other than a normal hospital. The address for the facility appears to be the same as for Middle Tennessee Medical Center. I would not cite it as the # 1 c-section happy hospital in the state. That “honor” goes to Hardin Medical Center (52%).

    Curious said:
    April 13, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I’m curious about what numbers the hospitals are allowed to leave out when they report their c-sec rates. Maybe this is only primary c-secs? When I talk with people who work in some of these hospitals with rates reported in the 32-39% range, my sources (lactation consultants, RNs) say the rates are more like 60-70% — anybody know what the difference is??? Because these ladies see these moms with their abdomens cut open face-to-face on a daily basis!

      lahancock responded:
      April 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

      These rates are only what the hospital report. It doesn’t identify whether it was primary c-section, secondary, emergency, etc.

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