Mode of delivery trends by hospital type: an 18-year comparison of a military hospital with university and community hospitals.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of mode of delivery over 18 years in a military teaching hospital as compared to university and community hospitals.
METHODS: From January 1992 to December 2009, we retrospectively calculated yearly rates for mode of delivery from a military hospital, two university hospitals, a community hospital in South Carolina and all community hospitals in Arkansas.
RESULTS: Over the 18-year period, 803,249 deliveries occurred from all hospitals. Overall the cesarean delivery rates have significantly increased across all practice models (22.7% + 0.9 versus 33.0% + 0.9, p =
CONCLUSIONS: The overall cesarean delivery rate has increased in all practice models but less so in the military. Forceps deliveries have dramatically decreased overall especially in the military hospital.
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Dahlke, J. D., Magann, E. F., Bird, T. M., Rohloff, J., Scardo, J. A., & Morrison, J. C. (2014). Mode of delivery trends by hospital type: an 18-year comparison of a military hospital with university and community hospitals. Military medicine, 179(2), 169–173. https://doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00431
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology