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Title: Caesarean delivery rates, determinants and indications in Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem 1993 and 2002
Authors: Mikki, Nahed
Abu-Rmeileh, Niveen
Asab, Nihad
Hassan, Sahar
Wick, L.
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: ResearchGate
Abstract: This study investigated the rising rate of caesarean section (CS) deliveries between 1993 and 2002 (9.4% to 14.4%) and associated factors, including indications for CS and sociodemographic and clinical characteristics based on the register of a major Palestinian teaching hospital. Instrumental deliveries declined from 12.6% to 4.4%. Fetal distress decreased as an indication for CS, while previous CS and breech presentations contributed to the increase. Decision-making for CS needs to frame the benefits and risks of the intervention within the context of women’s entire reproductive life-cycle and existing standards of care, avoiding unnecessary and costly CS deliveries to reduce iatrogenic complications and conserve resources
Description: Niveen,Abu-Rmeileh:Community and Public Health Nihad,Asab:University of Newcastle Sahar,Hassan:Community and Public Health
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