February 13, 2018

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the total cesarean section (CS) rate in NC in 2016 is 29.4%.  In national state rankings from highest CS rate to lowest CS rate, NC comes in at 33rd.  Throughout the state, there are counties and hospitals with exceptionally low total CS rates, such as Wake Med Raleigh campus, who were highlighted by Consumer Reports in 2014 for a total CS rate of just 11.6%.  

As the initiative to reduce primary CS develops, teams will be focusing on decreasing primary, low risk CS deliveries but will be following total CS rates as well.  Teams who have been able to decrease their CS rates and sustain their progress will be collaborating with other teams and leading the charge towards improving maternal care in North Carolina.

C section data overview

January 9, 2018

PQCNC is proud to announce that registration is now open for the statewide Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth (RPC) initiative. 

The RPC Expert Team will create a concise action plan which will guide hospital RPC teams in this work as well as measures which will guide teams and the collaborative in this work.

The RPC collaborative will be facilitated by the PQCNC core team working with your hospital teams and, as with all PQCNC initiatives, will include informative webinars and quarterly face to face learning sessions as well as weekly email updates to keep all apprised of new reports on the topic, opportunities to excel developed by teams, and critical developments in the collaborative.

The PQCNC RPC initiative offers your facility a unique, structured opportunity to address the challenges of safe reduction of primary cesarean birth. Our face to face learning sessions will offer CEU and CME credit. 

This all is at NO cost to your hospital.

Want to join us on this incredible journey? - use the links at right