Interactive: See C-section rates at every California hospital

By Phillip Reese

About three of every 10 births in California are C-Sections, a rate that is stabalizing after years of growth. C-Sections, while often necessary, are more expensive than vaginal deliveries and require longer recoveries.  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently published guidelines aimed at reducing C-Section rates.

Some California hospitals perform C-Sections much more often than others. This database lets you see rates at hospitals near your home. Click a hospital name to see C-Section trends.

         
                                                           

         



          Data:

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

          



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           NOTES: Excludes hospitals with fewer than 20 births in 2011.