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Health Outcomes

There are many factors the MHS tracks related to Health Outcomes. For your convenience we have categorized these in the below sections:

Number of Deliveries

When you're having a baby, it's important that you have confidence in the hospital you are considering for delivery. Hospitals that have fewer deliveries may not have as many resources such as Neonatal ICU or Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists. Hospitals that deliver more babies may have additional specialties and experience for complicated pregnancies. Last Updated May 9, 2017.

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What do we measure?

We count and report the number of babies delivered in our military hospitals both by cesarean or normal delivery.

How do I read the results?

Click the button to open the file.  Military hospitals that offer maternity care are in the left column. The number of deliveries for 2013, 2014, and the first, second and third quarter of 2015 are in the next columns.

Elective Delivery

A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks (9 lunar months). Research has shown that babies who are 'full term' 39-41 weeks of pregnancy are less likely to have complications and require Neonatal Intensive Care support. This is a measure that tracks for the MHS and across the nation, the number of babies delivered by 'choice' (elective) who are younger (less) than 39 weeks whose mother is not in labor and has no medical complications. Last Updated June 23, 2016.

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What do we measure?

We count the number of times a baby is delivered that has completed less than 39 weeks whose mother is not in labor and has no medical complications.

How do I read the results?

Click the button to open the file. There is a list of the military hospitals and clinics with maternity services. You can see the percentage of elective deliveries (deliveries performed for a non-medical reason) that occurred less than 39 weeks into the pregnancy. Information is available for 2013, 2014, and 2015. Talk to your doctor about the best time to deliver your baby.

Complications Related to Surgery

Surgical illness or injury measures look at a number of different complications that can result from surgery, like infections, operations on the wrong area, or a return to the operating room to correct a complication. We measure these complications to get an all case morbidity rate. This rate shows the likelihood a surgery will have some sort of complication. Last Updated March 1, 2017.

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What do we measure?

The all case morbidity rate shows the likelihood a surgery will have a complication. Talk to your medical team about the steps we’re taking to prevent complications after your surgery.  If you see something that doesn’t seem right, ask about it.

How do I read the results?

Click the button to open the file. Military hospitals that perform surgeries are in the left column. Next to the hospital name is its rating.  This shows where that hospital is in the rankings of both military and civilian surgical hospitals that track this data. “Exemplary” means the hospital has surgery results in the top 10%. “As expected” means the hospital had results expected based on the number of surgery patients. “Needs improvement” means the hospital had surgery results in the bottom 10%. Some of our hospitals don't show up on this list because they have limited surgery services.

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