Explaining variations in cesarean section rates: patients, facilities or policies?

@article{Anderson1985ExplainingVI,
  title={Explaining variations in cesarean section rates: patients, facilities or policies?},
  author={Geoffrey M. Anderson and Jonathan Lomas},
  journal={Canadian Medical Association journal},
  year={1985},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={
          253-6, 259
        }
}
Using overall rates of cesarean section and either rates of diagnosis or rates of cesarean section for the four main indications for this procedure, we analysed the variations among teaching and community hospitals in four of Ontario's six regions. The rates varied substantially in both 1979 and 1982, with the overall rate for cesarean section in 1982 being 17.1 to 21.0 per 100 deliveries in the teaching hospitals and 16.5 to 19.7 in the community hospitals. The rate of diagnosis of dystocia… CONTINUE READING

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