Variation in caesarean section rates in the US: outliers, damned outliers, and statistics.


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Article
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Authors
Smith, Gordon CS 
Abstract

Gordon C. Smith discusses the study by Katy Kozhimannil and colleagues that examines variations in cesarean section rates in the US and argues for the need for high-quality routine data collection to better understand the reasons for these variations. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

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Keywords
Cesarean Section, Databases, Factual, Female, Humans, Obstetric Labor Complications, Pregnancy
Journal Title
PLoS Med
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Journal ISSN
1549-1277
1549-1676
Volume Title
11
Publisher
Public Library of Science (PLoS)