Washington Hospital Quality
A service of the Washington State Hospital Association

What is this?

Episiotomy rate for spontaneous vaginal delivery (without forceps or vacuum) Lower is better.

Why this matters?

It has been shown that surgical incision of episiotomy is often more extensive than a natural tear would have been. This also increases the risk of infection and other complications. Episiotomy is no longer standard practice.

Technical Description

Numerator: Of those in the denominator with an episiotomy procedure (ICD-9-CM 73.6) Denominator: All vaginal deliveries (767-768 and 774-775) except for women who have a coded complication of shoulder dystocia (ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes 660.41, 660.42) and delivery by forceps or vacuum (ICD-9-CM procedure codes 72.0, 72.1, 72.21, 72.29, 72.31, 72.39, 72.4, 72.51, 72.53, 72.6, 72.71, 72.79, 72.8, 72.9)

Hospital Date Range Value
Astria Sunnyside Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.8% + details view hospital
Astria Toppenish Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.8% + details view hospital
Capital Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.5% + details view hospital
Cascade Valley Hospital & Clinics 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.1% + details view hospital
Confluence Health/Central Washington Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.7% + details view hospital
Coulee Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.8% + details view hospital
EvergreenHealth 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.1% + details view hospital
Forks Community Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.0% + details view hospital
Grays Harbor Community Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.3% + details view hospital
Harrison Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.8% + details view hospital
Highline Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.3% + details view hospital
Island Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.5% + details view hospital
Jefferson Healthcare 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.2% + details view hospital
Kadlec Regional Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 3.7% + details view hospital
Kittitas Valley Healthcare 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 5.5% + details view hospital
Lake Chelan Community Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.0% + details view hospital
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.1% + details view hospital
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.6% + details view hospital
Mid-Valley Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.8% + details view hospital
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.4% + details view hospital
MultiCare Deaconess Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.3% + details view hospital
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.7% + details view hospital
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.0% + details view hospital
MultiCare Valley Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 3.5% + details view hospital
Newport Hospital & Health Services 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 4.3% + details view hospital
North Valley Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 5.2% + details view hospital
Olympic Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 3.0% + details view hospital
Othello Community Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 8.2% + details view hospital
Overlake Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.4% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.8% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.9% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.9% + details view hospital
PMH Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.4% + details view hospital
Providence Centralia Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.5% + details view hospital
Providence Holy Family Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 7.0% + details view hospital
Providence Mount Carmel Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.7% + details view hospital
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.7% + details view hospital
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 3.3% + details view hospital
Providence St. Mary Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 5.4% + details view hospital
Providence St. Peter Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 3.2% + details view hospital
Pullman Regional Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 4.4% + details view hospital
Samaritan Healthcare 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.5% + details view hospital
Skagit Valley Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.7% + details view hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.8% + details view hospital
St. Francis Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.6% + details view hospital
St. Joseph Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.4% + details view hospital
Swedish Edmonds 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.5% + details view hospital
Swedish First Hill/Ballard 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.3% + details view hospital
Swedish Issaquah 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.6% + details view hospital
Three Rivers Hospital 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.0% + details view hospital
Trios Health 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 4.4% + details view hospital
UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 2.0% + details view hospital
UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.9% + details view hospital
UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.8% + details view hospital
Virginia Mason Memorial 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.3% + details view hospital
WhidbeyHealth Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 1.0% + details view hospital
Whitman Hospital & Medical Center 10/01/17 to 09/30/18 0.0% + details view hospital