Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Courier Mail article: Almost half of Qld women birthing in private hospitals having caesareans

Caesarean deliveries on the rise in Queensland private hospitals
Courier Mail, Monday 19 July, 2010

ALMOST half of Queensland women giving birth in private hospitals are having caesareans and the numbers are rising.

Queensland Health figures show 48.6 per cent of the almost 19,000 mothers who delivered babies in private hospitals last year had caesarean sections.

That compares to 27.6 per cent of the 43,000 who gave birth in the public sector.

Overall, 33.9 per cent of Queensland mothers in 2009 delivered their babies via caesarean, compared to 30.9 per cent nationwide.

For the whole article go here.

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