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New Cornwall Birth Statistics

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The Hospital Episode Statistics Maternity data set for 2011/12 was released a couple of days ago. Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust seems to perform better than other England trusts on average:

  • 18.6% total caesarean rate vs 25%
  • 8.3% elective caesarean rate vs 10%
  • 10.3% emergency caesarean rate vs 15%
  • 12% ventouse/forceps delivery rate vs 13%
  • 19.1% of women delivered their babies in an entirely midwifery-led setting vs 10.7%
  • 51.2% of women gave birth 'unassisted' (meaning without medical intervention) vs 45.5%