Variations in the Use of Cesarean Sections

Variations in the Use of Cesarean Sections

This report summarizes the literature on variations in the use of cesarean section for childbirth, including variations over time, geographic variations, and clinical and nonclinical correlates of variations.

Author: Joanna Z. Heilbrunn

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833023063

Category: Medical

Page: 71

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This report summarizes the literature on variations in the use of cesarean section for childbirth, including variations over time, geographic variations, and clinical and nonclinical correlates of variations.
Categories: Medical

The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth

The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth

Hueston W J , McClaflin R R , and Claire E. Variations in cesarean delivery for fetal distress . ... Lidegaard O , Jensen L M , and Weber T. Technology use , cesarean section rates , and perinatal mortality at Danish maternity wards .

Author: Henci Goer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399525173

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 388

View: 853

As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice. Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers: Cesareans Breech babies Inducing labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Rupturing Membranes Coping with slow labor Pain medication Epistiotomy Vaginal birth after a Ceasarean Doulas Deciding on a doctor or midwife Choosing where to have your baby and much more . . .
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Medical Delivery Business

The Medical Delivery Business

Randall S. Stafford , " Cesarean Section Use and Source of Payment : An Analysis of California Hospital Discharge Abstracts , " American ... Variations in the Use of Cesarean Sections : Literature Synthesis ( Santa Monica , Calif .

Author: Barbara Bridgman Perkins

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813533287

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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Annotation An insightful look at how business models have shaped clinical case.
Categories: Medical

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities

speculate that differences in both the health care setting and clinical decision making contribute to the observed socioeconomic differences in the use of cesarean section . " 15. Stafford RS . Cesarean section use and source of payment ...

Author: Henci Goer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897894278

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 414

View: 603

Anyone working to improve the childbearing experience and help women avoid unnecessary intervention has encountered numerous obstetric myths or old doctors' tales. And while the evidence in the medical literature may be solidly, often unequivocably, against whatever the doctor said, without access to that evidence, the pregnant woman is quite reasonably going to follow her doctor. This book is an attempt to make the medical literature on a variety of key obstetric issues accessible to people who lack the time, expertise, access, or proximity to a medical library to research concerns on their own. This compact, accurate, yet understandable reference is designed for people without medical training and organized for easy access. After an introductory chapter giving basic information about the different types of medical studies, how to evaluate them, and some basic statistical concepts, Goer provides chapters on cesarean issues, pregnancy and labor management, and a review of alternative approaches. Each chapter begins with a stated myth, followed by an examination of the reality. Goer then analyzes the mainstream belief, pointing out its fallacies. Then comes a list of significant points gleaned from the studies and keyed to her abstracts. Next is the outline by which the abstracts are grouped. Finally come the numbered abstracts of relevant articles published, in most cases, after 1980. The book concludes with a glossary of medical terms and an index. This compact, accurate, and understandable reference tool is designed for people without medical training as well as care givers.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

Variations in the use of cesarean section have a substantial financial impact on health care problems . > 268. Soumerai , S.B. and others . ( 1987 , August 27 ) . Payment restrictions for prescription drugs under Medicaid : Effects on ...

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ISBN: IND:30000106283835

Category: Medical care

Page: 150

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Categories: Medical care

Normal Childbirth E Book

Normal Childbirth E Book

Birth 26:144–148 Rabilloud M, Ecochard R, Guilhot J et al 1998 Study of the variations of the cesarean sections rate in ... Am J Obstet Gynecol 170:495–504 Notzon F 1990 International differences in the use of obstetric interventions.

Author: Susan Downe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702037924

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 776

This new edition builds on the strengths of the popular first edition, with updated national and international data, and the most recent debate around the controversial area of childbirth. With the increasing risk of litigation, there can be a tendency to classify women as 'at risk' if they present with even a hint of a problem. This is a contentious area and midwives need to be aware of the wide parameters of 'normal' in order to practise autonomously, effectively and safely. This book provides an evidence-based source for all midwives and other health professionals with an interest normal birth. Explores the wider range of normal childbirth that is unique to individual mothers and babies Challenges the assumptions underpinning current beliefs and attitudes Updated statistics, both national and international Latest research and debate
Categories: Medical

Normal Childbirth

Normal Childbirth

Rabilloud M, Ecochard R, Guilhot J et al 1998 Study of the variations of the cesarean sections rate in the Rhône- Alpes region (France): effect of women ... Notzon F 1990 International differences in the use of obstetric interventions.

Author: Soo Downe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780443073854

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 232

With the increasing risk of litigation in midwifery, there is often a move to err on the side of caution and classify women as 'at risk' - even if they present with only a hint of a problem. Reflecting the need for global professional standards, this unique book presents the available evidence on normality in childbirth and proposes new approaches and paradigms for future research and practice. Covering a variety of subjects, international contributors present evidence-based, practical expertise on normal birth to help readers become aware of the wide parameters of "normal" in order to practice effectively and safely. Explores the nature and implications of normal childbirth as opposed to birth with medical intervention. Challenges the fundamental assumptions underpinning current beliefs and attitudes surrounding normal birth. Synthesizes evidence to provide different ways of seeing normality and interpreting its meanings. Provides a highly applicable reference for readers with an interest in the multiple aspects of normal birth. With 18 expert contributors
Categories: Medical

Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section

26 The U.S. rate is the third highest among 21 reporting countries, exceeded only by Brazil (where cesareans are often performed for cosmetic reasons) and Puerto Rico.3 Within the United States, significant regional differences can be ...

Author: Bruce L. Flamm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461224822

Category: Science

Page: 278

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Cesarean section rates Percentage Indication Low High Failure to progress 2. 0 4. 0 Repeat cesarean section 2. 0 6. 0 Breech and abnormal lie 1. 3 3. 5 Fetal distress 1. 5 3. 0 Third-trimester bleeding 1. 0 1. 0 Totals 7. 8 17. 5 l From Quilligan, by permission of Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology. vaginal delivery, I have yet to meet a physician who would do something they believed would harm their patient even if they were paid ten times as much for a section. On the other hand, there are fears and misconceptions. I have heard many doctors say "I have never been sued for a section I did, but I have been sued for the section I did not do. " The fear of not having performed a section in my opinion is real, although difficult to prove, and until the public can be educated that cesarean section delivery cannot eradicate fetal death and damage, this fear will remain and will be responsible for some unnecessary cesarean sections. Bruce Flamm and I hope this book will correct misconceptions that have been responsible for many unnecessary cesarean sections. I am still frequently asked the same old question: What is an ideal cesarean section rate? I still give an answer similar to the 1983 answer, perhaps somewhat modified.
Categories: Science