Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 20th, 2005
In 2002, E. Bartusseck and colleagues, University of Heidelberg, sent a survey to 750 randomly selected departments of anesthesia in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, of which 284 (51%) responded. Of these, 278 had an obstetric unit.
Survey results showed:
* "Cesarean section rate was 22.5 ± 8.2%, and for elective cesarean section spinal anesthesia was mostly used."
* "General anesthesia was never used in 58.3% of Swiss, 10.2% of German, and...
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