Perinatal Care


Children's Asthma Care

Emergency Care

Healthcare Associated Infections

Heart Attack Care

Heart Failure Care

Mortality Rates

Patient Experience

Perinatal Care

Pneumonia Care

Preventative Care

Readmission Rates

Stroke Care

Surgical Care

Use of Medical Imaging

Venous Thrombolytic Embolism Care
 
Glossary of Terms & Phrases

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Guidelines developed by doctors and researchers say it’s best to wait until the 39th completed week of pregnancy to deliver your baby because important fetal development takes place in your baby’s brain and lungs during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Sometimes women go into early labor on their own, and early deliveries can’t be prevented. Sometimes, doctors decide that inducing labor or delivering a baby early by C-section (called “elective delivery”) is in the best interest of the mother and the baby. In these cases, early deliveries are medically necessary.

This measure shows the percent of pregnancy women who had elective deliveries 1-3 weeks early (either vaginally or by C-section) who early deliveries were not medically necessary. Higher numbers may indicate that hospitals aren’t doing enough to discourage this unsafe practice. *

* www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare
 
 

Elective Deliveries (Lower Is Better)

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12%

0%

6%

14%

 

Elective Deliveries (Lower Is Better)

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12%

27%

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* National average, state average, MSHA and facility data are for the period from July 2012 - June 2013. The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).   Unicoi County Memorial Hospital (UCMH) is a newly added hospital to the MSHA system and their scores are not included in system composite scores at this time.