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Figure 16. Resource Use by Women Having Cesarean Sections or Vaginal Deliveries

Two bar charts showing length of stay and total hospital charges by type of delivery for obstetric patients. Go to Text Description below for details.

Figure 16. Resource Use by Women Having Cesarean Sections or Vaginal Deliveries (Text Description)

Type of Delivery and Length of Stay

Vaginal delivery excluding VBAC: 2.1 days.
VBAC: 2.2 days.
Primary C-section: 4.1 days.
Repeat C-section: 3.3 days.

Type of Delivery and Total Hospital Charges

Vaginal delivery excluding VBAC: $5,200.
VBAC: $5,800.
Primary C-section: $10,200.
Repeat C-section: $8,300.

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