Population-based standardization (PBS) of institutional cesarean delivery rates Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cesarean Section
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care

abstract

  • Our study confirms that raw cesarean delivery rate should not be used to compare quality of care within and among different institutions unless they are adjusted for different patient characteristics. We believe that using unadjusted cesarean delivery rates without appropriate adjustments in quality assurance and when comparing data with other institutions and the national rate is erroneous and misleading.

publication date

  • March 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1515/JPM.2008.026

PubMed ID

  • 18211257

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 110

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 36

number

  • 2