Operative deliveries in low-risk pregnancies in The Netherlands: primary versus secondary care.

@article{Maassen2008OperativeDI,
  title={Operative deliveries in low-risk pregnancies in The Netherlands: primary versus secondary care.},
  author={Marloes S Maassen and Marijke J C Hendrix and Helena C. van Vugt and Sebastiann Veersema and Frans TM Smits and Jan G Nijhuis},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={277-82}
}
BACKGROUND In The Netherlands, 35 percent of births take place in "primary care" to women considered at low risk and during labor, approximately 30 percent are referred to "secondary care." High-risk women and some low-risk women deliver in secondary care. This study sought to compare planned place of birth and incidence of operative delivery among women at low risk of complications at the time of onset of labor. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted of data about births in The… CONTINUE READING

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