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.