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C-Section Reduction Cost Savings Analysis

July 2014


Consumers, Researchers, Population Health


Utilization, Cost, Health


Reducing inappropriate use of expensive services that may not improve outcomes- and, in fact, may impose risks- is key to improving care for individuals and the health of Coloradans, and to bending the cost curve. Based on analysis of data from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (APCD), the Center for Improving Value in Health Care can identify patterns in utilization of and spending for particular services that illustrate opportunities for achieving the Triple Aim in Colorado. This is the first in a series of occasional reports providing such analysis, and exploring the implications for policy and practice.