Cesarean sections at all-time high

Eggertson, Laura
May 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/25/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 11, p1656
Academic Journal
Focuses on the increase in the number of Canadian babies delivered via cesarean section (C-Section) from 1979 to 2002 as highlighted by a report of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Comparison of the 2001 to 2002 and 1979 to 1980 percentage of babies delivered in hospital by cesarian section; Details of the correlation between the rate of vaginal births and C-sections; Overview of data from provincial health insurance plans on obstetrical services.


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