TITLE

Percentage of Cesarean Sections Among Total Surgical Procedures in Sub-Saharan Africa: Possible Indicator of the Overall Adequacy of Surgical Care

AUTHOR(S)
Kushner, Adam L.; Groen, Reinou; Kingham, T. Peter
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
World Journal of Surgery;Sep2010, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p2007
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to assess emergency and essential surgical care in low-income countries, review of the literature to obtain data on the number of cesarean sections, and compare the results with the total number of all operations. This cesarean section/total operations ratio was much higher for low-income countries than for high-income countries. We recommend more research into the validity of this tool for use as a possible proxy indicator for overall adequacy of emergency and essential surgical care.
ACCESSION #
52760337

 

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