High caesarean section rate in rural China: Is it related to health insurance (New Co-operative Medical Scheme)?
The epidemic of Caesarean section (CS) is worldwide, and it has been argued that it is mainly due to non-medical factors, including healthcare financing patterns. We investigated the use of CS in rural China and the related factors, particularly health insurance in the form of the New Co-operative Medical Scheme introduced in 2003.
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Volume (Year): 75 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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