Supporting Vaginal Birth Data tools

All hospitals participating in our Maternal Data Center are encouraged to track their low risk, first birth cesarean rate (NTSV) in the Clinical Performance Measures section of the data center.

Data center users are able to visualize their NTSV rate over time and see how it compares to the Healthy People 2020 goal of 23.9% or less. They can also compare their hospital’s performance to other centers across California, review individual cases, and track clinician rates. Another way the MDC can help your hospital identify quality improvement opportunities is by analyzing what drives your NTSV C-section rates.