The Increasing Trend in Caesarean Section Rates: Global, Regional and National Estimates: 1990-2014.

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BACKGROUND Caesarean section (CS) rates continue to evoke worldwide concern because of their steady increase, lack of consensus on the appropriate CS rate and the associated additional short- and long-term risks and costs. We present the latest CS rates and trends over the last 24 years. METHODS We collected nationally-representative data on CS rates… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148343

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