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Maternal Mortality After Cesarean Section in the Netherlands

Kallianidis, Athanasios F.; Schutte, Joke M.; van Roosmalen, Jos; van den Akker, Thomas on behalf of the Maternal Mortality and Severe Morbidity Audit Committee of the Netherlands Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: March 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 3 - p 139–141
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000554051.64539.4d
OBSTETRICS: OBSTETRICAL COMPLICATIONS
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(Abstracted from Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018;229:148–152)

Cesarean delivery rates have increased worldwide, despite several recommendations by the World Health Organization to curb this increase. A World Health Organization ecological study found that rates above 10% are not associated with improved maternal and perinatal outcomes.

Department of Obstetrics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden (A.F.K., J.v.R., T.v.d.A.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Isala Hospital, Zwolle (J.M.S.); and Athena Institute, VU University, Amsterdam (J.v.R.), the Netherlands

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