Obstetricians say yes to maternal request for elective caesarean section: a survey of current opinion

Cotzias, CS, Paterson-Brown, S and Fisk, NM (2001) Obstetricians say yes to maternal request for elective caesarean section: a survey of current opinion. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 97 1: 15-16. doi:10.1016/S0301-2115(00)00360-2


Author Cotzias, CS
Paterson-Brown, S
Fisk, NM
Title Obstetricians say yes to maternal request for elective caesarean section: a survey of current opinion
Journal name European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-2115
Publication date 2001-07-01
Year available 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0301-2115(00)00360-2
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 97
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 16
Total pages 2
Place of publication CLARE
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Abstract Aim: To determine what proportion of obstetricians would agree to elective pre-labour CS for;maternal request'. Methods: Every fifth consultant on an alphabetical list of obstetricians in England and Wales obtained from the RCOG (243) was surveyed by post and asked (a) "Would you agree to perform an elective CS on a woman with an uncomplicated singleton cephalic pregnancy at term for 'maternal request?"' and (b) if yes, in relation to this 'Has your practice changed over recent years?" Results: 155 questionnaires were returned (63% response rate-four unanswered, leaving 151 for analysis). One hundred and four (69%) consultants said they would agree to 'maternal request' for CS. Of the 'yes' respondents, 62 (60%) claimed their practice had changed recently. Conclusion: This survey demonstrates that a majority of obstetricians are now prepared to agree to maternal request for CS in the absence of obstetric indications. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Cesarean-Section
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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