Use of the Robson classification to assess caesarean section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys
Joshua P Vogel, Ana Pilar Betran, Nadia Vindevoghel, Joao Paulo Souza, Maria Regina Torloni, Jun Zhang, Oezge Tuncalp, Rintaro Mori, Naho Morisaki, Eduardo Ortiz-Panozo, Bernardo Hernandez, Ricardo Perez-Cuevas, Zahida Qureshi, A Metin Guelmezoglu, Marleen Temmerman
The Lancet Global Health | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015
This article represents the views of the named authors only, and does not represent the views of the World Health Organization. JPV is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award and the A & A Saw Scholarship. The WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health was financially supported by the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction; WHO; the Governments of China, India, and Japan; and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The WHO Multi-Country Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health was financially supported by the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction; WHO; USAID; the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan; and Gynuity Health Projects. We thank all members of the WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health Research Network and the WHO Multi-Country Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health Research Network, including regional and country coordinators, data collection coordinators, facility coordinators, data collectors, and all staff of the participating facilities who made the surveys possible. We thank Armando Seuc who provided valuable assistance for this analysis.