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Experts agree that episiotomies - is an incision made in the perineum during childbirth - should not be done routinely and can result in worse perineal tears, loss of bladder or bowel control, and pelvic floor defects. Hospitals report on their rate of episiotomy in vaginal deliveries. 


Time Period Covered

  • 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 (Surveys submitted prior to September 1, 2019) 
  • 07/07/2018 - 06/30/2019 (Surveys submitted on or after September 1, 2019)

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults