Caesarian Birth Rate Disparities in US Hospitals
For the week of June 23rd, 2013
It’s the most common surgical procedure in America. But some experts are asking why so many Caesarean-sections are being performed even for low-risk pregnancies. And a recent University of Minnesota study found a wide variation in the rate of C-sections among hospitals. This week on Access Minnesota, U of M School of Public Health Professor Katy Backes Kozimmannil discusses how safer and more cost-effective procedures could reduce the number of C-sections.