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Table 8 Cost to the healthcare system of different types of birth, based on National Efficient Price weights and Australian Refined Diagnosis-Related Group Codes, 2013

From: A cost effectiveness analysis of midwife psycho-education for fearful pregnant women – a health system perspective for the antenatal period

Birth Type Cost to healthcare system
Unassisted vaginal birth AUS $5000.81
Assisted vaginal birth AUS $8301.86
Caesarean section AUS $10,751.29