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New Data Comparing Hospitals and Outcomes in Childbirth

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RedToothBrush Wed 23-Mar-16 10:08:37

The RCOG has today published new data after studying regional variation in care. All searchable by Trust.

More information on BBC article here

It covers a lot of things that have not previously been covered in other publically available data.

Included is
- All data split down into first time mothers and mothers who have previously had children (which is particularly useful)
- Data regarding 3rd and 4th degree tears.
- Data split into EMCS and pre-labour CS
- Data regarding induction
- Data regarding VBAC
- Data regarding instruments
- Data regarding episiotomy
- Data regarding unplanned readmission to hospital

RCOG site here

Overall, I think this will be of great interest and use to people here.

georgiatraher Wed 23-Mar-16 10:37:01

A friend of mine worked on the report. Very interesting, I have it open now, just sifting through.

EagleRay Wed 23-Mar-16 11:18:08

My health authority isn't on there for some reason. I'm very interested in some statistics but it may be stuff that wasn't gathered anyway

DrWhy Wed 23-Mar-16 11:18:25

I was really interested to see this but have just realised its England only. I hope they'll be able to produce something similar for Scotland at some stage. I'd like to know if the poor reputation of our local hospital is deserved, not that I have the slightest choice in the matter!

StormTr00per Wed 23-Mar-16 14:20:28

That's interesting, thanks for sharing..it's a shame it's only for England; I would be interested to see the stats for for my for my local hospital (in Scotland).

RedToothBrush Wed 23-Mar-16 15:50:00

Some stats that stand out - they are not necessarily the highest or lowest

Proportion of episiotomy procedures among all vaginal deliveries:
National average Primiparous deliveries: 35.5%
North Bristol NHS Trust: 16.2%
Royal Free London NHS Trust: 50.8%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 9.2%
The Whittington Health NHS Trust: 20.6%

Proportion of third- and fourth-degree perineal tears among vaginal deliveries:
National average Primiparous deliveries: 5.1%
Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Trust: 9.3%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 1.8%
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust: 3.8%

Proportion of third- and fourth-degree perineal tears among assisted vaginal deliveries
National average Primiparous deliveries: 7.3%
Blackpool Teachning Hospital NHS Trust: 14.7%

Proportion of deliveries involving instruments
National average Primiparous deliveries: 24.4%
Birmingham Women's NHS Trust: 41.8%
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 13.1%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 7.4%
The Whittington Health NHS Trust: 19.9%

Proportion of vaginal births following a primary caesarean section (VBAC)
National average Multiparous deliveries: 27.9%
Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust: 44.2%
Blackpool Teachning Hospital NHS Trust: 11.9%

Proportion of spontaneous, unassisted vaginal deliveries
National average Primiparous deliveries: 44.9%
St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust: 62.1%
Wye Valley NHS Trust: 32.9%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 57.9%
St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust: 76.3%
Great Western Hospital Foundation NHS Trust: 48.1%

Proportion of induced labours
National average Primiparous deliveries: 30.5%
Great Western Hospital Foundation NHS Trust: 43.1%
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust: 16.3%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 25.1%
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Hospital: 34.4%
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust: 13.8%

Proportion of deliveries by caesarean section (ALL CS)
National average Primiparous deliveries: 22.1%
Royal Free London NHS Trust: 28.2%
The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust: 12.8%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 21.3%
Royal Free London NHS Trust: 27.8%
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust: 14.6%

Proportion of prelabour caesarean sections
National average Primiparous deliveries: 3.3%
Chelsea & Westminister Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 5.8%
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust: 1.2%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 12.7%
Liverpool Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 17.5%
Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust: 5.9%

Proportion of spontaneous labours resulting emergency caesarean section
National average Primiparous deliveries: 11.4%
Royal Free London NHS Trust: 16.7%
University Hospitals of Bristol NHS Foundation Trust: 6.7%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 3.1%
North Bristol NHS Trust: 7%
Liverpool Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 1.3%

Proportion of induced labours resulting in emergency caesarean section
National average Primiparous deliveries: 29.9%
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 39.2%
The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust: 15.1%

National average Multiparous deliveries: 12.6%
Royal Free London NHS Trust: 24.6%

There could be disparity over reporting of some figures. However there are sum figures on this list I find alarming and very worrying and I hope there are investigation going on there. Others seem to suggest that there is something that Trust is doing right.

Birthgeek Wed 23-Mar-16 16:39:56

I wonder if the 'low' induction rate at Lewisham is due to their outpatient inductions? Mums have prostaglandin treatment then go home to await birth?

Or could have got the wrong trust... Was pretty sure it was that one, though.

InFrance2014 Thu 24-Mar-16 16:07:16

Striking to me from OP's post [not having read report yet]:

- nearly 30% of first time mums nationally are induced (45% not; where's the other 25%?)

-nearly 30% of those first-timers who are induced end up with EMCS, compared to 11% in spontaneous labours.

- nearly 25% first time mums have instrumental vaginal deliveries vs. nearly 8% experienced mums

- but not a huge difference in rates of 3rd/4th degree tears for first time mums between assisted vs. non-assisted births [what does assisted mean here, instrumental or induced?]

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