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The New York Times

HEALTH | March 07, 2010
Lessons at Indian Hospital About Births
A small, underfunded hospital in Arizona, with about 500 births a year, is outperforming richer institutions when it comes to keeping Caesarean rates down.

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My Take: Technology sometimes need to take a back seat. While we have more data in our labor and delivery units from all of our technology we may not be improving outcomes. Natural birthing methods should be encourage whenever possible. The rush to deliver often produces increases in the cesarean section rate.

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