Exposing Variation in Maternity Care Quality, Health Outcomes, and Value
Visualization URL and instructions:
Web based application and collection of graphs: http://siebendesign.net/childbirthConnection/. We parsed a large amount of data from:
- http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov (which covered the years 1993-2008)
for instructions on how to make the most of these data visualizations we have provided the following instructional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUXAqgyhAxY
What does the data show?
The data gives insight to many aspects of healthcare in the US and reveals recent trends in the United States. Most notably, we observed that while the cost has been rapidly increasing, there has been a sharp decline in hospital discharges for normal pregnancy/ delivery coupled with a dramatic rise in birth complications.
Noah Spahn & Danielle Spahn (data enthusiasts and childbirth team)