The decision-to-delivery interval for emergency caesarean section: is 30 minutes a realistic target?

@article{Helmy2002TheDI,
  title={The decision-to-delivery interval for emergency caesarean section: is 30 minutes a realistic target?},
  author={W H Helmy and Adeboye Jolaoso and Olufela Ifaturoti and Samir Afify and Marcus Herbert Jones},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={505-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether a 30-minute decision-to-delivery interval is a realistic target for emergency caesarean section. DESIGN An audit of all emergency caesarean sections over five separate periods. SETTING A district general hospital. PARTICIPANTS Five groups of women (343 women) with an indication for emergency caesarean section. METHODS Following an initial survey, a structured time sheet was introduced, followed by four other surveys to complete the audit cycle. MAIN… CONTINUE READING