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A six year appraisal of caesarean delivery at a teaching hospital in Uttarakhand

Namrata Saxena, Bhawna Sharma, Vineeta Gupta, Kamal S. Negi.

Abstract
Background: Caesarean section is one of the commonest surgical procedures worldwide. Its upward trend and its indications in low resource setting makes regular appraisal of the practice necessary.
Methods: A retrospective study. Labour ward logbook and case records were looked into, and all information extracted.
Results: The prevalence of caesarean section in the study population was 32.18%. The most common indication of caesarean section was previous caesarean section (33%) followed by fetal distress (26.2%).
Conclusions: Risk appraisal and all efforts must be geared towards reducing caesarean section rate. Certain measures have been recommended.

Key words: Caesarean section, Indications, Trends


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