Rome

C-sections overprescribed in Italy, study finds

'Over 40% of operations unnecessary'

Rome, January 18 - Italian women giving birth in public hospitals are subjected to caesarean sections in 29% of cases, of which 43% appear retroactively not to have been medically justified, according a report released on Friday. The data was compiled based on hospital dismissal medical reports of patients in 2010, and a common anomaly was the erroneous indication that the foetus was badly positioned, which led the surgery to be executed. Births in Italy totalled 482,195 in 2010.

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su Gazzetta del Sud online

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

Le altre notizie

i più letti di oggi