The main contributors to the overall CS rate in our study were RTGC group 1 (n = 296, 27.
Our findings are similar to those of the above studies in that RTGC groups 1 and 5 were major contributors to overall CS rates.
RTGC and percentage contribution by each group to the overall CS rate[5,6] RTGC n Contribution to overall CS rate (%) Group 1.
5, 6] Although promoted by a Pretoria research group that has reported on the use of RTGCS in urban health facilities, [1, 7] our impression is that such auditing methods are limited in rural health facilities in SA.
To use the RTGCS to identify the leading patient categories contributing to high CS rates in a rural regional hospital.
Table 1 shows the demographic characteristics of all patients who had a CS, and Table 2 shows RTGCs of all patients who had CSs and the percentage contribution by each group to the overall CS rate.