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Henke RM, Wier LM, Marder WD
AHRQ Author: Friedman BS, Wong HS
Geographic variation in cesarean delivery in the United States by payer.
This study aimed (1) to determine whether the geographic variation in cesarean delivery rate is consistent for private insurance and Medicaid, and (2) to identify the patient, population, and market factors associated with cesarean rate and determine if these factors vary by payer. It concluded that factors associated with geographic variation in cesarean delivery, a frequent and high-resource inpatient procedure, vary somewhat by payer.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 290200600009C.
Citation: Henke RM, Wier LM, Marder WD . Geographic variation in cesarean delivery in the United States by payer. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2014 Nov 19;14:387. doi: 10.1186/s12884-014-0387-x.
Keywords: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Health Insurance, Labor and Delivery, Medicaid, Pregnancy