Reference 2018-650

REF:           2018-650

Subject:       Maternity care provision

 

Request:

I write under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information concerning maternity care provision:

  1. What was the Trust’s rate of episiotomies in 2017?
  2. What was the rate of oxytocin use for labour augmentation in 2017?
  3. What was the rate of the lithotomy position to give birth.

 

 

Response:

Episiotomy Rate Oxytocin Use Rate Lithotomy Rate
14.25% 7.52% 22.50%
Notes:

 

The Episiotomy rate is based on the following OPCS procedure code in either a primary or secondary position:

 

R271 – Episiotomy to facilitate delivery

 

The Oxytocin use rate is based on the following OPCS procedure code in either a primary or secondary position:

 

R151 – Oxytocic induction of labour

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