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Los Angeles 2009 cesarean rates

The C-S rates of 16 L.A. Hospitals

 

2009  CESAREAN BIRTH RATES

Combined statistics of National Vital Statistics Reports & the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (CA)

 

 

UNITED STATES 32.9%  

CALIFORNIA 33%

 

Los Angeles Hospitals:

 

Cedars Sinai              34.8 - 39.2%  (average 37%)

Glendale Adventist     37.8%

Good Samaritan         27.7 - 30.7%

Kaiser Sunset             33.4 - 37.3%  (average 35%)

Kaiser WLA              28.1 - 31.8%  (average 30%)

Kaiser Wdland Hills   25%

Little Co of Mary       33.6 - 36.4%

Santa Monica UCLA  41.8 - 44.6%  (average 43%)

St. Johns                   33.4 -37.1%   (average 35%)

Tarzana Med Ctr        33.7 - 40.9%  (average 37%)

UCLA Ronald Reagan 27.3 - 31.1%  (average 29%)

Calif Med Ctr             27.2%

Hollywood Presb        35% 

Huntington Mem        35.2%

Valley Presb              36.1%

West Hills                 38.6%)

 

 

The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health continue to state that there is no medical justification for a cesarean rate over 10%.   The best outcomes for mothers and babies appear to occur with cesarean section rates of 5% to 10%. Rates above 15% seem to do more harm than good. In addition, countries with the lowest perinatal mortality rates have cesarean section rates less than 10%. 

 

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