The relative risks of caesarean section (intrapartum and elective) and vaginal delivery: a detailed analysis to exclude the effects of medical disorders and other acute pre-existing physiological disturbances.

@article{Lilford1990TheRR,
  title={The relative risks of caesarean section (intrapartum and elective) and vaginal delivery: a detailed analysis to exclude the effects of medical disorders and other acute pre-existing physiological disturbances.},
  author={Richard J. Lilford and H A van Coeverden de Groot and Pamela J Moore and Paul Bingham},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1990},
  volume={97 10},
  pages={883-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare maternal mortalities attributable to vaginal delivery, elective caesarean section (CS) and intrapartum CS. DESIGN The number of deaths associated with each method of delivery was ascertained among unselected and among low-risk women by detailed retrospective review of the case-notes of women who died after delivery. The frequency of each method of delivery throughout the study period was ascertained from the computer database and enhanced by analysis of the case-notes of… CONTINUE READING
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