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The cost of giving birth: UK vs US

Reason #3728 why Boris Johnson should not sell the NHS to D. Trump.

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Note: Maternal mortality data was unavailable for Alaska and Vermont and are therefore omitted from the chart. Comparable birth costs for these states were $10,681 and $6,502 respectively.

Sources: UK maternal mortality rate is for 2014 – 16 from Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2017. US maternal mortality rate is for 2011 – 2015 from America’s Health Rankings analysis of CDC WONDER Online Database, Mortality files, United Health Foundation, AmericasHealthRankings.org, Accessed 2019. US cost of birth figures from FAIR Health vis Business Insider (2018) https://bit.ly/2ZAypJp. 

 

 

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