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Cesarean delivery in the developing world.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18952023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two trends are apparent regarding cesarean delivery in the developing world. In the least developed countries, access to the procedure remains limited at levels much less than 5% of all births. This limited access is linked with increases in maternal and neonatal mortality. Safety concerns are equally valid when more than half of women in certain socioeconomic strata are having surgical delivery, as is evident in the more advanced developing economies of Latin America and China. The optimal minimum and maximum cesarean delivery rates continue to be a matter of debate and may never be resolved; however, these two extremes of cesarean delivery use evident in the developing world deserve critical examination.
Blair J Wylie; Fadi G Mirza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-27     Completed Date:  2008-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-82, xii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Harvard Medical School, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section*
Developing Countries*
Health Services Accessibility
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Mortality

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