Date of Degree
MS (Master of Science)
Background: Cesarean delivery rates have been increasing since 1996, and Cesarean delivery is now the most common major operative procedure performed in the United States. Identifying risk factors for wound complications following Cesarean delivery is necessary to prevent unnecessary maternal morbidity.
Methods: A case-control study was carried out and data was collected via a medical record review for patients undergoing a Cesarean delivery at the UIHC between 10/1/2011 and 12/31/2012.
Results: Several modifiable risk factors were identified, and models based on patient and surgical factors performed better than the current standard NHSN risk index model.
Conclusion: More robust prediction models can be created using patient and surgical factors.
Cesarean Delivery, Modifiable Risk Factors, Patient Risk Factors, Prediction Models, Surgical Risk Factors
vi, 60 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60).
Copyright 2014 Kasey Elaine Diebold