Anaesthesia for Caesarean section: a survey in a UK region from 1992 to 2002.


Data are presented for anaesthesia for Caesarean section (CS) in the South-west Thames region of the UK. The CS rate rose from 12.7% in 1987 to 24.2% in 2002. The rate of increase shows no sign of slowing. The rate of regional anaesthesia (RA) for elective CS rose from 69.4% in 1992 to 94.9% in 2002, when spinal anaesthesia was used for 86.6% of cases. This… (More)


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