Hospitals with very small numbers in gray.
The quality of the rates for this state is lacking. The proportion of cesarean sections was calculated by dividing the sum of cesarean sections with and without complications (MS-DRGs 765-766) by the sum of the only MS-DRGs accessible in the public domain in this state (MS-DRGs 774-775 and 765-766). The denominator should include all deliveries (MS-DRG 765-768 and 774-775).
According the most recent report available online, MS-DRGs 767 and 768 accounted for 3.6% of all deliveries in 2008, meaning that the denominator should be slightly higher and therefore the calculated proportion would be slightly lower.
If hospitals, related associations, state departments of health and/or the federal government agencies do not make facility-level data public, then rates based on inadequate data are the only option for health care consumers and the public.
Contact for the additional DRGs to be made public: