According to a new survey conducted by the UK medical journal The Lancet,US is the most expensive place in the world for women to give birth.Australia is the second most expensive place for women to give birth.
Figures compiled by The Lancet show that the cost of a caesarean section is estimated at $15,500 in the US while it costs $10,000 in Australia.
The survey was conducted in 14 developed countries. The journal also said that mortality rate is low in these countries but health services are becoming costly.
Developed countries has taken many measures to reduce the high cost and to make it more affordable.According to The Lancet “Although mortality is generally low, the picture is far from perfect,” the journal said.
“In some settings, fear prevails among subsets of women and providers, driving increased and inappropriate intervention.”