NTSV Cesarean Birth Rate Dashboard: Arkansas
About this state dashboard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics provided a special report on state-level final data only published by CDC at the national level to CesareanRates.org. These include numbers of some maternal morbidity cases as well as characteristics of labor and delivery not currently accessible in CDC WONDER. Our organization is publishing these alongside national numbers to inform the public, policy makers, public health experts and the obstetric and midwifery community about state-level progress toward Healthy People 2020 goals for childbirth.
Maternal Morbidity, Arkansas, 2016
All births: 38,274
Maternal transfusion: 21
3rd- or 4th-degree perineal laceration: 24
Ruptured uterus: 0
Unplanned hysterectomy: 2
Admission to intensive care unit: 2
Maternal Morbidity, United States, 2016
All births: 3,945,875
Maternal transfusion: 11,494
3rd- or 4th-degree perineal laceration: 25,463
Ruptured uterus: 976
Unplanned hysterectomy: 1,342
Admission to intensive care unit: 5,003
More on CDC WONDER.
Characteristics of Labor and Delivery
Final Route of Delivery, Arkansas
Final Route of Delivery, United States
VBAC v. Repeat Cesarean, Arkansas
VBAC v. Repeat Cesarean, U.S.
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Births to Women with a Prior C-section, Arkansas
Births to Women with a Prior C-section, United States
Epidural/Spinal Utilization, Arkansas
Epidural/Spinal Utilization, United States
Cesarean with Trial of Labor, Arkansas
Cesarean with Trial of Labor, United States
Induction of Labor, Arkansas
Induction of Labor, United States
Labor Augmentation, Arkansas
Labor Augmentation, United States
Regionalization of Maternal Care
Perinatal regionalization of care has been goal for decades and focused primarily on the newborn. In 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine published an Obstetric Care Consensus document on Levels of Maternal Care to formalize facility standards for maternal care.
CDC supports a Levels of Care Assessment tool called LOCATe to assist in standardizing voluntary regional assessment and designation of levels of care and to create a "starting point for discussions about how states can improve health outcomes for women and infants."
American Hospital Association requires that all surveyed hospitals designate the level of obstetric care of services owned or provided by the hospital as Level 1, 2 or 3. Unlike the Levels of Maternal Care standards, AHA does not include any non-hospital birth centers, as it only surveys hospitals. AHA defines these levels as follows:
(1) unit provides services for uncomplicated maternity and newborn cases;
(2) unit provides services for uncomplicated cases, the majority of complicated problems, and special neonatal services; and
(3) unit provides services for all serious illnesses and abnormalities and is supervised by a full-time maternal/fetal specialist.
Total Births per OB Level of Care (1, 2 or 3), Arkansas
Total Births per OB Level of Care (1, 2 or 3), United States
Tools for Promoting Maternal Safety
Several organizations offer free quality improvement solutions online, including condition-specific toolkits and larger scale data collection and analysis protocols.
Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care: Maternal Safety Bundles
Patient Safety Movement Foundation: Optimizing Obstetric Safety Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)
State or regional level: