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Experts agree that episiotomies - 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 episiotomy rate in vaginal deliveries. 

Reporting Period 

  • Surveys submitted prior to September 1: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 or 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • Surveys (re)submitted on or after September 1: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021

Patients Included in the Measure

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

  • Adults