• Regional variation in caesarean deliveries in Germany and its causes.

      Mikolajczyk, Rafael; Schmedt, Niklas; Zhang, Jun; Lindemann, Christina; Langner, Ingo; Garbe, Edeltraut; Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology-BIPS, Bremen, Germany. Rafael.mikolajczyk@helmholtz-hzi.de. (2013)
      Determinants of regional variation in caesarean sections can contribute explanations for the observed overall increasing trend of caesarean sections. We assessed which mechanism explains the higher rate of caesarean sections in the former West than East Germany: a more liberal use of caesarean sections in the case of relative indications or more common caesarean sections without indications.