n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Private-sector caesarean sections in perspective

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Extracted from text ... SAJOG 66 September 2005, Vol. 11, No. 3 In a recent issue of the Journal, 1 views were expressed that our national private sector caesarean section (CS) rate is too high at over 60%, and government and/or funders are likely to intervene unless doctors begin to self-regulate by developing appropriate protocols and guidelines. This is not a new issue for South Africa or for medically insured populations around the world, and the sheer volume of literature on the subject of high CS rates indicates that it is unlikely one will reach consensus on a national target CS rate simply by ..

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