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Continued: C-section rates vary tenfold at hospitals, U of M study finds

  • Article by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 4, 2013 - 8:15 PM

There’s no easy solution, she said. But in the report, she and her colleagues call for hospitals to publicly disclose their C-section rates, to allow patients to compare and to spark discussion between patients and doctors.

Last month, MN Community Measurement disclosed the C-section rates at hundreds of Minnesota clinics in its 2012 health quality report, and also found wide variations.

But there’s no similar public report about Minnesota hospitals.

 

Maura Lerner • 612-673-7384

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