Measuring the Quality of Care Given by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology continually monitors a variety of measures of quality care.
To assure quality care for women during pregnancy, labor and delivery, the following are monitored and reported:
- Screening for the risk of genetic disorders
- The percentage of women who have their first delivery by cesarean section
- The total percentage of women having a cesarean section
- The percentage of women who successfully deliver vaginally after having once had a cesarean section
- The percentage of women who have an episiotomy during delivery
- The percentage of women who have a severe vaginal or rectal tear
- The percentage of women who deliver premature babies who were given steroids before the birth to improve the outcomes for the infant
- The percentage of women who have elective deliveries before 39 weeks
- Pain management during labor
- Breastfeeding of newborn babies
- Patient satisfaction with labor and delivery care
Cedars-Sinai also measures and reports on quality of care measures for the Center of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Center for Women's Continence and Pelvic Health, Women's Reproductive Cancers and Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Additionally, some quality of care measures are reported on a medical center-wide basis, including: