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Title: Rising Rates of Caesarean Section in Urban Nepal
Authors: Rai, Sulochana Dhakal
Regmi, Pramod Raj
Teijlingen, Edwin van
Wood, Juliet
Dangal, Ganesh
Dhakal, Keshar Bahadur
Citation: Dhakal RaiS., RegmiP. R., TeijlingenE. van, WoodJ., DangalG., & DhakalK. B. (2019). Rising Rates of Caesarean Section in Urban Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 16(41), 479-480.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Caesarean section
Emergency obstetric care
Series/Report no.: Oct-Dec 2018;1750
Abstract: Abstract The rising rate of caesarean section in urban Nepal is alarming as the lack of access for women in rural areas to emergency obstetric care, putting lives at risk. The latter is referred to as ‘Too little too late’. At the same time, the sharp rise in caesarean section rates in cities presents the other extreme: “Too much too soon”. The overuse of caesarean section causes harm, unnecessary costs, and misuse of health resources. Availability of private hospitals and increasing hospital childbirth may contribute to the rising rate of caesarean section. This article highlights the rising rate of caesarean section in urban Nepal. Keywords: Caesarean section; emergency obstetric care; Nepal.
Description: Viewpoint
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 16 No. 4 Issue 41 Oct - Dec 2018

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