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Maternity and Newborn Care in Utah Hospitals

Quality, Charges and Patient Safety, 2007

The purpose of this report is to help patients compare Utah hospitals in maternity and newborn care based on quality, charges and patient safety.  

If you are planning to have a baby here in Utah, you will find this report to be very helpful as you consider where to give birth.  Health care facilities can vary, sometimes quite a bit, in terms of quality of care and patient charges.

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From financial help to preparing for pregnancy, Utah’s Baby Your Baby program has the answers you are looking for. Visit their Website at http://www.babyyourbaby.org or call toll-free 1-800-826-9662.

Hospital Utilization Rates

Many factors affect a hospital’s performance on utilization measures. Read more...

Rate
Format
First-Time Cesarean (C-Section)
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Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) Rate**
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** Talk with your doctor to decide if VBAC is right for you.

Methods and measures used for the Hospital Utilization section of this report

Hospital Charges

Many factors will affect the cost for your hospital stay. Read more...

Procedure/Condition
Format
Normal Newborn
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Vaginal Delivery
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Vaginal Delivery with Sterilization and/or Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
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Cesarean Delivery
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Methods and measures used in the Hospital Charges section of this report

Hospital Patient Safety


Indicator
Format
Obstetric Injuries with Instruments: Vaginal Delivery with Severe Tears
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Obstetric Injuries WITHOUT Instruments: Vaginal Delivery with Severe Tears
Web page PDF
Birth Injuries – Injury to Newborn
Web page PDF

Methods and measures used Patient Safety section of this report

Please be aware that information in this report is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  Always ask questions and seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment.

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