Table 4

Characteristics of general practitioner surgeons

CHARACTERISTICMEAN (STANDARD DEVIATION)RANGE
Postgraduate general practice training (y)1.4 (0.8)0–3
Additional obstetric training (mo)4.2 (3.1)0–12
Additional surgical training (mo)*4.7 (2.3)1–6
Total surgical or obstetric training (mo)6.1 (4.3)0–12
No. of cesarean sections done during training48 (38)26–120
No. of cesarean sections done in career264 (198)50–800
No. of cesarean sections done by each physician in data set100 (93)4–310
No. of cesarean sections done per year by each physician in data set13 (8)2–28
  • * Seven general practitioner surgeons had received non-obstetric surgical training.

  • Estimated by general practitioner surgeons.

  • Total no. of cesarean sections done by each surgeon divided by the number of years in which surgeons in the data set had done at least 1 cesarean section.