Dr. Alex Haynes discusses what C-sections can tell us about a health system

Ariadne Labs’ Associate Director of Safe Surgery, Dr. Alex Haynes, joined Harvard Chan’s This Week in Health to discuss his new research examining the relationship between C-section rates and maternal and neonatal mortality in 194 countries.  The research concludes that as the country-level C- section rate increases up to 19 percent, maternal and neonatal mortality rates decline. C-section delivery rates above 19 percent showed no further improvement in maternal and neonatal mortality rates.

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The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Dec. 1, 2015 and can be accessed here.

Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, a new podcast series, brings you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends and insight from Harvard Chan experts.  The audio recording can be found at:  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/harvard-chan-this-week-in-health/