New research on childbirth related hospital burden

‘Childbirth-Related Hospital Burden by Socioeconomic Status in a Universal Health Care Setting’ a work coauthored in part by doctoral student Sarah Mah and Dr. Nancy Ross, was published this week in the International Journal of Population Data Science. Among the key findings: Canadian women with the lowest income had on average, four-hour longer stays for vaginal delivery as compared to high-income women, and eight-hour longer stays for Caesarian delivery. This relatively modest income related variation is reassuring for the equity goals of the Canadian health care system.

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