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Making sense of rising caesarean section rates: Editorial made no sense of rising rates

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1240
  1. Christoph C Lees (, consultant in obstetrics and fetal-maternal medicine
  1. Rosie Hospital, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust, Cambridge CB2 2QQ

    EDITOR—In his editorial on making sense of rising caesarean section rates, Anderson does not mention why or whether rising rates are bad for women, or even disadvantageous if seen in a public health context.1 One way to do this might be to compare perinatal and maternal outcomes or even a …

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