Arizona Daily Sun, June 6, 2014
Pregnant? Want to avoid a C-section if at all possible? The state Department of Health Services may be able to help. New data has just been uploaded onto an agency-run website to help would-be patients learn which hospitals have the highest rates of pregnancies ending with surgery. State Health Director Will Humble said that should give patients an idea of where procedures are more likely to short-circuit normal labor and delivery. But that's only the start of it. The site also helps compare, on a hospital-by-hospital basis, outcomes on all sorts of medical issues, like how often a surgery patient bleeds after a procedure to the chances of dying in the hospital after heart failure.