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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1992 Oct;39(2):99-103.

The use of intradepartmental audit to contain cesarean section rate.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Singapore General Hospital.

Abstract

In one department practicing critical review of indications for cesarean delivery, the overall LSCS rate was maintained at 12.3%, 11.1%, 11.2% and 11.4% for 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990, respectively. A highly significant (P = 0.0013) reduction of 26.8% was observed in the LSCS rate for cephalo-pelvic disproportion between 1987 and 1990. Perinatal mortality rate per 1000 births remained low at 8.25, 7.05, 9.39 and 5.83 for infants weighing 500 g or more.

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