Time to get started decreasing primary cesarean section deliveries in North Carolina

After a very successful kickoff meeting for the PQCNC AIM Reducing Primary Cesarean Section initiative, it is now time for teams to begin planning, setting goals and implementing interventions.  A facility intervention tracker was reviewed at the kickoff meeting and teams were given time to determine what elements of the action plan they currently have in place, prioritize outstanding interventions and set a goal timeline for implementation.  The facility intervention tracker and planning forms can be found here.  Based on a review of the baseline snapshot information submitted, participating teams had an NTSV cesarean section rate of 26% for June 2018, 27% for July 2018 and 27% for August 2018.  With goals of 23.9% for each facility and a statewide stretch goal of 20%, it’s time to get to work!