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Fig. 5

From: Caesarean section rate and postnatal bed occupancy: a retrospective study replacing assumptions with evidence

Fig. 5

This compares the percentage change in the CS rate with the percentage change in postnatal bed use attributable to CS. Both parameters are calculated for each year in succession with reference to the 1995 figure. The data have been standardised to control for the raw number of deliveries per year. At the end of the twenty-year period a 113% rise in the CS rate was accommodated by only a 19.8% rise in bed use post-CS. The underlying changes are displayed in Additional file 3: Figure S3 and Additional file 4: Figure S4

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