New Study From MSI PI Shows Varying Rates For C-Sections

posted October 23, 2014

In an article that appeared this week in the journal PLoS Medicine, Assistant Professor Katy Kozhimannil and her colleagues studied rates of cesarean sections in hospitals across the U.S. The results indicate that variations in these rates may have more to do with the hospitals’ culture rather than the health of the mother. More research is needed to further confirm these results.

Professor Kozhimannil is in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health. She uses MSI resources for her research into the quality of childbirth-related care and other women’s health services in the U.S. This research uses large databases and resource-intensive analyses using SAS.

The article can be read on the PLoS Medicine website. It has received attention from a number of news sources, including Medical News Today, the Pioneer Press, the Star Tribune, KSTP-TV, and WCCO-TV.