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Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request (Day 2)

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Air date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 8:30:00 AM
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Category: Conferences
Runtime: 04:31:31
Description: Despite the national goal of reducing rates of cesarean delivery to 15% of births established as part of Healthy People 2010, cesarean delivery rates have continued to increase.In 2003, 1.1 million or 27.5% of births in the U.S. were by cesarean delivery. An estimated 2.5% of births that year were cesarean deliveries performed on request, in the absence of medical necessity, and the rate of cesareans on request appears to be growing rapidly over time.

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Author: NIH Consensus Program
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