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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Weighing the risks and benefits of Caesareans

Caesarean deliveries continue to climb, two Massachusetts General Hospital obstetricians write in a perspective piece appearing in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine. The rising number suggests that doctors need to do more to educate their patients about the trade-offs and to ensure that their choices fit their own philosophy, plans, and risk tolerance. Clinical trials should be launched to produce the data needed for counseling patients, Dr. Jeffrey L. Ecker and Dr. Fredric D. Frigoletto Jr. write.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 05:01 PM
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