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.
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/