Nashville Cesarean Rate By Hospital - Data Current as of October 2018 and compared to July 2017.
Please note: The information on this site is derived from hospitals’ voluntary submissions of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey. For more survey results, visit: http://www.leapfroggroup.org/compare-hospitals
Click here to see our 2017 Nashville Cesarean Rate Infographic.
Click here to see our 2016 Nashville Cesarean Rate Infographic.
Click here to see our 2015 Nashville Cesarean Rate Infographic.
This is my 4th year to compile these figures into an infographic. Last year we saw big progress in the numbers and I was encouraged. I'm still encouraged that we have 4 big hospitals with rates under 30%. Overall, these hospitals held their numbers steady over last year. However, I do have a huge concern for Summit Hospital, which jumped almost 10% in a single year. Combined with their 5% increase from 2016 to 2017, their C-section rates have risen 15% in the last 2 years. They also now have the highest Cesarean rate in the area.
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