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Blog Post Explores Caesarean Section Delivery Rates Worldwide

Writing in the Health Affairs Blog, Christine Spencer, an associate professor and executive director of the School of Health and Human Services at the College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore, explores global caesarean section delivery rates. “…World experience with caesarean deliveries provides an opportunity for cross-national learning in the use of medical technologies to improve health and lower costs. Caesarean delivery rates at both extremes result in excess health risks for mothers and newborns…” (2/24).

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