The rising caesarean section rate: A loss of obstetric skill?

@article{Savage2007TheRC,
  title={The rising caesarean section rate: A loss of obstetric skill?},
  author={W. Savage},
  journal={Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={339 - 346}
}
  • W. Savage
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
In the last 35 years, the caesarean section rate (CSR) has risen all over the Western world and also in some lessdeveloped countries (Churchill et al. 2006). The quotations above come from public health physicians. They (not obstetricians as a group) were the first in the USA to raise the alarm about the rising rate of caesarean section almost 30 years ago when the US rate had almost tripled from 5.5% in 1970 to 15.2% in 1978 (US Task Force 1981). Joffe et al. (1994) looked at a large data set… Expand
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