‘C-section rate among SA medical scheme members is highest in the world’

 

“While the WHO may be worried about 29% of global births becoming C-sections by 2030, SA statistics show that C-sections account for 70% of all births on our medical schemes,” reported Daily Maverick (6 September 2021). Data from Medscheme shows that C-section deliveries more than doubled that of normal births between 2016 and 2020. “With 3.9-m members, this provides an adequate sample of medically insured child-bearing South African women. This makes the C-section rate among South African medical scheme members the highest rate in the world.”

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