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dc.contributor.authorRobson, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHartigan, Lucia
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Martina
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T12:55:23Z
dc.date.available2013-09-17T12:55:23Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.citationMethods of achieving and maintaining an appropriate caesarean section rate. 2013, 27 (2):297-308 Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecolen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-1932
dc.identifier.pmid23127896
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2012.09.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/301718
dc.description.abstractCaesarean section rates continue to increase worldwide. The appropriate caesarean section rate remains a topic of debate among women and professionals. Evidence-based medicine has not provided an answer and depends on interpretation of the literature. Overall caesarean section rates are unhelpful, and caesarean section rates should not be judged in isolation from other outcomes and epidemiological characteristics. Better understanding of caesarean section rates, their consequences and their benefits will improve care, and enable learning between delivery units nationally and internationally. To achieve and maintain an appropriate caesarean section rate requires a Multidisciplinary Quality Assurance Programme in each delivery unit, recognising caesarean section rates as one of many factors that determine quality. Women will always choose the type of delivery that seems safest to them and their babies. Professionals need to monitor the quality of their practice continuously in a standardised way to ensure that women can make the right choice.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecologyen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDBIRTHen_GB
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen_GB
dc.subject.meshCesarean Section
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInterdisciplinary Communication
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit
dc.subject.meshPregnancy
dc.subject.meshQuality Assurance, Health Care
dc.subject.meshQuality Indicators, Health Care
dc.titleMethods of achieving and maintaining an appropriate caesarean section rate.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. MRobson@nmh.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBest practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecologyen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
html.description.abstractCaesarean section rates continue to increase worldwide. The appropriate caesarean section rate remains a topic of debate among women and professionals. Evidence-based medicine has not provided an answer and depends on interpretation of the literature. Overall caesarean section rates are unhelpful, and caesarean section rates should not be judged in isolation from other outcomes and epidemiological characteristics. Better understanding of caesarean section rates, their consequences and their benefits will improve care, and enable learning between delivery units nationally and internationally. To achieve and maintain an appropriate caesarean section rate requires a Multidisciplinary Quality Assurance Programme in each delivery unit, recognising caesarean section rates as one of many factors that determine quality. Women will always choose the type of delivery that seems safest to them and their babies. Professionals need to monitor the quality of their practice continuously in a standardised way to ensure that women can make the right choice.


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