Monday, November 15, 2010

Caesareans: a 'clarification' from NICE

According to an article in the Guardian of 22/08/04, pregnant women will have the right to a caesarean birth on the NHS even if there is no medical reason for it, say government experts who have backtracked from plans to restrict the operations.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a clarification of a recommendation it sent out earlier this year, which was aimed at curbing the soaring rates of caesareans. It told patients' groups that a woman's decision should be respected, even if two doctors disagree with her request for a caesarean.

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