Caesarean Section in Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries

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Caesarean Section in Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries


JournalIntechOpen
Publication date – Feb – 2020
Authors – Josaphat Byamugisha and Moses Adroma
KeywordsCaesarean section, LMICs, rates
Open access – Yes
SpecialityObstetrics and Gynaecology
World region Global

Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on May 20, 2020 at 7:56 am
Abstract:

Caesarean section (CS) refers to delivery of a foetus through surgical incisions made through abdominal and uterine walls. It’s a life-saving procedure when complications arise during pregnancy. It may be an emergency or a planned procedure. Although desirable, CS may be medically unnecessary. CS is a major procedure associated with immediate and long-term maternal and perinatal risks and may have implications for future pregnancies. Since 1985, international healthcare community considers ideal rate for CS to be 10–15%. However, in the last decade, there has been concern about the rising rates of CS from as low as 2% in Africa to as high as 50–60% in Dominican Republic and Latin America. To this effect, there have been attempts to regulate the rates, and the Ten Group Classification System under the Robson criteria is such an attempt. CS rates are on the increase due to varying reasons ranging from patient, institutional, care provider and societal factors. There have been modifications in the CS technique and the drugs used postoperatively from Pitocin to addition of Misoprostol. Need has developed from Reproductive Health Specialists to review indications, rates and terminologies used and evaluate practices in low-, middle- and high-income countries regarding CS.

OSI Number – 20383

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