Did you know that the state of Arizona is now keeping a database on hospitals? You can check on several different statistics. For today's post, I am going to focus on the childbirth information you can find out about a hospital you may be considering for your birth or as a back-up for a birth center or home birth.
First, you need to go to http://www.azdhs.gov/plan/crr/crrreports/az-hospital-compare.htm
Then click on the 2011 AZ Hospital Compare to get to this page:
Once you are on the AZ Hospital Compare Page, click on the "Hospital Quality Ratings" tab or picture icon.
When you are there, make your selections from the drop down menus to find the statistics you are looking for...and then click on the "Get Reports" button at the bottom of the page.
There are two tabs on the next screen - the first one has one set of stats (Newborns with birth injury or infection, Obstetric injury after a vaginal delivery with medical instruments, and Obstetric injury after vaginal delivery without medical instruments) and the second tab shows this information below:
We are so lucky here in Arizona - I know there are a lot of challenges...however, having a Health Director who is committed to transparency is amazing. Although these stats are two years old, it's the closest a consumer can get to a clearer picture of the type of care they can expect to receive in care facilities around the state.
How does your area hospital rate in the survey?
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