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Maternity Care Quality Outcomes

UC San Diego Health is proud of our maternity care outcomes, including: 

For more details on these and other standards, see the tables below. Unless otherwise noted, the statistics for UC San Diego Health outcomes are from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey (aggregated for our Hillcrest and La Jolla locations) and are for the year of January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, the most recent time period for which data is available.

Low-Risk Delivery Outcomes

C-section rate at 37 weeks or later
Outcome
(lower is better)​
UC San Diego Health ​22.1%
​California average24.5%​
​Healthy People 2020 target​23.9% or lower

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​Exclusive breast milk feeding
Outcome
(higher is better)​
​UC San Diego Health ​60.4%
​California average​68.5%

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​Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC)
Outcome
(higher is better)​
UC San Diego Health​ 25.0%
​California average​13.1%

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​Episiotomy in vaginal deliveries
Outcome
(lower is better)​
UC San Diego Health ​1.5%
​California average7.5%​
​Leapfrog target​5% or lower

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Screening newborns for jaundice before discharge
Outcome
(higher is better)​
UC San Diego Health  100%
Leapfrog target​​90% or higher

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Preventing blood clots in women undergoing cesarean section
Outcome
(higher is better)​
UC San Diego Health 97.9%
​Leapfrog target90% or higher

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High-Risk Delivery Outcomes

Elective delivery between 37 and 39 weeks gestation
Outcome
(lower is better)​
​UC San Diego Health 4.0%
​Leapfrog target​5% or lower

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Antenatal steroids prior to delivery of pre-term newborn
Outcome
(higher is better)​
​UC San Diego Health 100%
​Leapfrog target​90% or higher

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Number of high-risk deliveries
Outcome
(higher is better)​
​UC San Diego Health ​74 
​Leapfrog target 50 or higher​

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About Quality Outcomes

UC San Diego Health is committed to providing the safest and highest quality care. To continually improve that care, we measure our performance against our own rigorous standards as well as outcomes at top medical centers nationwide. We believe that sharing our results with the public is an obligation and a critical factor in our mission of continuous improvement. Our progress in maintaining the highest standards of care is reflected in our accreditations, rankings and activities.