Most common reason for a hospital visit? Childbirth

Filed Under: Costs

Summary: Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization. Here’s a chart from the federal Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project showing the number of hospital discharges in 2013 for various reasons. The reasons are categorized by ICD-9 code; I collected all the childbirth-related diagnoses from the top 25 discharges at the top of the spreadsheet to show just how many there are.

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