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Title: Cesarean Section Rates in Rural Hospitals (March 2005)
Abstract: This brief provides details of a study that compared cesarean section (c-section) rates in rural hospitals to the rates in urban hospitals using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. It finds that the c-section rate for rural hospitals is above the World Health Organization recommended rate of 10-15%. The brief explains that understanding the differences in delivery patterns allows for monitoring of the quality of care in rural hospitals and further research into the medical appropriateness of c-sections. It includes tables and references.
Inv. Code: ORHP00318
Year: 2005
Language(s): English
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Length: 4 pp.
Audience: Researchers
Pub. Type: Booklet
Author(s): Slifkin, R. Ph.D., Greene, S.B., DrPH, Holmes, G.M., PhD, Howard, H.A., Freeman, V., DrPH




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