Cesarean section: The House of Horne revisited

Kenneth J. Leveno, F. Gary Cunningham, Jack A. Pritchard

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In 1983, obstetricians from Dublin, Ireland, alleged that the perinatal mortality rate in the United States could be achieved with a cesarean section rate of approximately 5%. We responded in 1985 that population and infant outcome differences precluded such a low rate of cesarean sections at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The Dublin obstetriclans responded 3 years later that it was unfair to compare obstetric services for only 1 year (1983). We respond again.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-79
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989


  • Cesarean section comparison

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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