The Association Between Delivery Method and Maternal Rehospitalization
Hypothesis: The rates of rehospitalization after cesarean section are significantly higher than those following spontaneous vaginal delivery and are due mainly to late bleeding and less to infection.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||The Association Between Delivery Method and Maternal Rehospitalization|
|Study Start Date:||January 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2000|
To determine if there is an association between delivery method and maternal rehospitalization rate, the type of association and the reasons for rehospitalization.
The study population will consist women who were rehospitalized in the Western Galilee Hospital following cesarean section and after a vaginal delivery. Demographic data and hospitalization characteristics will be analyzed.