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More C-sections seen at for-profit hospitals in California Share
Sacramento Bee

Hospitals across the state are performing Caesarean sections at strikingly different rates – with private medical centers more likely to opt for the expensive surgery than nonprofit hospitals, a California Watch analysis has found.

In addition, some hospitals appear to be performing more C-sections for other nonmedical reasons, including an individual doctor’s patience level and the staffing schedules in maternity wards, according to interviews with health professionals.