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Study: Large Variation in Cost of Giving Birth at Calif. Hospitals
California Healthline

The cost of giving birth in a California hospital can vary by tens of thousands of dollars, and the cost differences cannot be explained by market factors, according to a study published Thursday in the journal BMJ Open, Bloomberg reports (Chen, Bloomberg, 1/16). For the study, researchers from UC-San Francisco examined data on 110,000 births in California (Aliferis, “State of Health,” KQED, 1/16).