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Does 24-hour supervisory staff coverage in the labour and delivery area change the emergency caesarean section rate?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3768288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence on the emergency caesarean section rate of 24-h supervisory staff coverage in the labour and delivery area was investigated. In period I (1978-1979), the supervisory staff were inside the hospital from 07.01 to 17.00 hours, and on call at home from 17.01 to 07.00 hours of the next day, and in period II (1980-1981), the supervisory staff were inside the hospital 24 h a day. The section rate for fetal distress increased during period II. The rate for maternal complications also increased in the 17.01-24.00 hours shift and decreased in the 07.01-17.00 hours shift during period II. However, the overall emergency caesarean section rate did not change between the two periods.
C J Chuong; C Y Lee; M C Chuong; B H Drukker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-17     Completed Date:  1986-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  938-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / utilization*
Hospital Departments / organization & administration*
Medical Staff, Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital / organization & administration*
Retrospective Studies

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