Estimating the Rate of Cesarean Section by Maternal Request: Anonymous Survey of Obstetricians in Australia
Robson, Stephen; Tan, Woo Syong; Adeyemi, Adebayo; Dear, Keith
Background: The rate of cesarean section in Australia now exceeds 30 percent, and evidence from population studies indicates that maternal requests for elective cesarean delivery might make an important contribution. The objective of this study was to explore the rate of such deliveries in Australia, in the absence of a formal investigation. Methods: An anonymous survey was sent to all 1,239 specialist obstetricians and 317 obstetric specialty trainees in Australia. Specialists were asked the...[Show more]
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