Why pay extra for cesarean-section deliveries?

Abstract

Third-party insurers typically pay at least 50% more for cesarean sections than for vaginal deliveries, suggesting that a reduced national cesarean-section rate could save payers more than $1 billion annually. This paper discusses the payment implications of a cost-effectiveness study, based on the experience within one health maintenance organization, in… (More)

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@article{Finkler1993WhyPE, title={Why pay extra for cesarean-section deliveries?}, author={Mark Finkler and David D. Wirtschafter}, journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing}, year={1993}, volume={30 2}, pages={208-15} }