Comparative analysis of cesarean delivery rates over a 10-year period in a single Institution using 10-class classification.

@article{Ciriello2012ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of cesarean delivery rates over a 10-year period in a single Institution using 10-class classification.},
  author={Elena Ciriello and A. F. Locatelli and Maddalena Incerti and Alessandro Ghidini and Marianna Andreani and Cristina Plevani and Anita Regalia},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={2717-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the variables associated with changes in cesarean delivery (CD) rates in a University Hospital with standardized and unchanged protocols of care. METHODS Retrospective analysis of consecutive deliveries between two triennia 10 years apart. The Robson classification of CD was used, and the analysis focused on factors affecting Robson's classes 1 and 2 combined (term singleton cephalic nulliparae) and class 5 (previous CD). RESULTS A total of 8237 deliveries occurred in… CONTINUE READING