Unexplained variation in hospital caesarean section rates

Rick J Fielke
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11200
Published online: 3 February 2014

To the Editor: Lee and colleagues assessed the hospital caesarean section (CS) rates among hospitals in New South Wales according to the Robson 10-group classification. They identified the 20th centile CS rate for each group.1 These data could be used in Australian maternity services to reduce CS rates and potentially increase the quality of care.

  • Rick J Fielke

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, SA.


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