Obstetricians’ opinions of the optimal caesarean rate: a global survey

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Cavallaro, F, Cresswell, J and Ronsmans, C. 2014. Obstetricians’ opinions of the optimal caesarean rate: a global survey. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: 10.17037/DATA.40

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Quantitative data from a global online survey of medical doctors who had performed at least one caesarean in the last five years. Participants were recruited by online invitations via national obstetrics and gynaecology associations, large clinical studies of deliveries and maternal health organisations. The sample was not representative of all doctors performing caesareans worldwide. Data were collected between August 2013 and January 2014. Respondents were asked for background information (gender, age, occupation, facility characteristics, country of practice), before reporting their opinion of the optimal caesarean rate – defined as the caesarean rate that would minimise poor maternal and perinatal outcomes – at the population level and within specific sub-groups of deliveries (including women with demographic and clinical risk factors for caesareans). This dataset also includes national indicators for included countries (global region, income level and caesarean rate).

Completed Date: 2014
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Questionnaire: Fixed form - Web-based
Data Creators(s): Cavallaro, F, Cresswell, J and Ronsmans, C
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Administration
Research Centre: Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


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