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5% of Hospital Costs Attributed to Maternal Care
Health Leaders Media

The U.S. spent $17.4 billion, or one of every $20 in hospital costs in 2008, on maternal care with delivery-related complications, according to a report published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

And more than nine in every 10 women, or 94%, who gave birth that year had some sort of pregnancy complication that had to be addressed during their stay.