Increasing trend of caesarean section in Patan Hospital
Introduction: Caesarean section has been in rising trend every day by day. The study was done to find out the rate of caesarean section and its indications.
Method: This was a retrospective study conducted from January 2010 to December 2014. All cases were reviewed through the records regarding the indications of caesarean section.
Result: Out of 44713 deliveries, 18718(41.9%) had caesarean section. The rate of caesarean section was 38.4% in 2010 which increased to 46.9% in 2014. The most common indication for caesarean section was cephalo-pelvic disproportion (19.9%).The next common indication was previous caesarean section (16.5%).
Conclusion: The study concluded that there is an increasing trend of caesarean section due to various causes.