1 Anaesthesiology, Herlev, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 unknown
As general anaesthesia (GA) for caesarean section (CS) compared to regional anaesthesia (RA) can increase maternal risks, it has been suggested that 85% of all acute CS should be performed in RA. We observed whether anaesthesiologists at a Danish university hospital over a 4,5 year-period fulfilled this objective. Only five out of 27 anaesthesiologists had a rate of GA that was below 15%. Our results indicate that anaesthetising for CS routinely helps to keep the frequency of RA for CS above 85%. Further studies are necessary to investigate whether GA for CS is used according to recommendations.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2012, Vol 174, Issue 34, p. 1888-90