Last Updated: 2012-11-05
"Birth of fetus accomplished by performing a surgical incision through the maternal abdomen and uterus." (Olds SB et al., 2004).
For the method used to identify caesarean births in Heaman et al. (2012), including the ICD-9-CM and CCI codes, please see
Appendix Table A.4 - Table of Codes - Caesarean Births
for more information.
Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR.
Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed.
Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Education Inc.
Term used in
Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A.
Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)