Percentage of pregnant women who had elective deliveries 1-3 weeks early (either vaginally or by C-section) whose early deliveries weren’t medically necessary.
Cesarean Delivery (C-section) is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby through incisions in the abdomen and uterus. This medical procedure requires multiple services from different providers. Episodes of care combine these services to create a single estimate of average cost.
The estimate above reflects costs for all medical services received between the admission and discharge date or on the date of service. The average cost displayed is based on insurance paid amount, plus patient’s copay, coinsurance, and deductible amounts. See the Methodology page for more information.