March 5th, 2013
According to the New York Times, cesarean delivery rates differ depending on the hospital where the procedure takes place. A recent study in the Health Affairs journal studied over 800,000 deliveries in 593 hospitals that occurred in 2009. However, the hospital names were not listed in the study. Cesarean operations are usually done for pregnancies that are at high-risk, or it can also take place due to the mother’s preference. The CDC recorded in 2011 that 33 percent of deliveries were cesarean deliveries. The overall study focused exclusively on discharge information from hospitals.
To find out more visit The New York Times.
The rate of Caesarean deliveries, the most common operating-room procedure performed in the United States, varies drastically among hospitals across the country, a new study has found, ranging from 7 percent of all births at the hospital with the lowest share of Caesarean deliveries to 70 percent at the hospital with the highest rate.