Maternity Safety Podcast:
According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, cesarean birth is too common in the United States and has increased greatly since it was first tracked in the 1960s. Using C-section data reported by 1,122 hospitals through the voluntary 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, data showed that over 60% of reporting hospitals had excessive rates of C-sections.
This podcast episode discusses the importance of raising awareness around C-section safety and the subsequent health risks that may impact future pregnancies. Listen to our expert, Dr. John Keats, OBGYN and Market Medical Executive for Cigna Health Plans of Arizona, to gain valuable insight on maternity safety.
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Want to know more about maternity safety?
Learn more about C-Section rates by hospital from The LeadFrog Group.
Presenter: John P. Keats, MD
Dr. John Keats, board-certification Gynecologist and Market Medical Executive for Cigna Health Plans of Arizona. Dr. Keats is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ACOG, a practicing physician, Dr. Keats has served as chair for the departments of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at two hospitals, is a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives, a course director for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, post-graduate course Quality and Safety for Leaders in women’s healthcare, and serves on ACOG’s office-patient safety program.