Urgency of caesarean section: a new classification.

@article{Lucas2000UrgencyOC,
  title={Urgency of caesarean section: a new classification.},
  author={Dominique N Lucas and Steve M Yentis and Stephen Michael Kinsella and Anita Holdcroft and A. E. May and MYK. Wee and Prof. Dr. med. Peter N. Robinson},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={
          346-50
        }
}
A new classification for caesarean section was developed in a two-part study conducted at six hospitals. Initially, 90 anaesthetists and obstetricians graded ten clinical scenarios according to five different classification methods--visual analogue scale; suitable anaesthetic technique; maximum time to delivery; clinical definitions; and a 1-5 rating scale. Clinical definitions was the most consistent and useful, and this method was then applied prospectively to 407 caesarean sections at the… CONTINUE READING
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