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Variation in the Rate of Cesarean Section Across U.S. Hospitals, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb211-Hospital-Variation-C-sections-2013.pdf

Nearly a third of all births in the U.S. continue to be delivered by C-section.  Due to cost factors, reducing the number of C-sections continues to be an important public health focus.  This report presents details on variation in the rate of total and low-risk C-sections among U.S. hospitals in 2013.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality