Comparability of Reasons for Cesarean Sections in Patient Records and Mothers' Interviews
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 207–209, December 1990
How to Cite
Hemminki, E. and Löfgren, T. (1990), Comparability of Reasons for Cesarean Sections in Patient Records and Mothers' Interviews. Birth, 17: 207–209. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1990.tb00023.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: Reasons for cesarean sections from three different data sources were compared. One hundred mothers were interviewed, their patient records were read, and the discharge diagnoses were noted. In about 70% of cases at least two of the data sources gave similar reasons for cesarean section, but when all three sources were compared, in only one-third was information similar. These figures cast doubt on the utility of recorded indications in studying reasons for cesarean sections.