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Differences in caesarean rates: private versus public hospitals

08 Oct 2012

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If you give birth in a private hospital in Queensland, you are more likely to have a caesarean birth, regardless of your age, the number of births you have had, your weight, and whether you have had a previous caesarean. You are also more likely to be able to choose whether you have a caesarean or vaginal birth if you birth in a private hospital in Queensland.

To find out more about the specific intervention rates of a hospital near you, you can visit Birthplace (www.havingababy.org.au/birthplace). If you are interested in research that specifically looks at this topic, you can visit www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266613812001039