Methods of achieving and maintaining an appropriate caesarean section rate.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301718
Title:
Methods of achieving and maintaining an appropriate caesarean section rate.
Authors:
Robson, Michael; Hartigan, Lucia; Murphy, Martina
Affiliation:
National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. MRobson@nmh.ie
Citation:
Methods of achieving and maintaining an appropriate caesarean section rate. 2013, 27 (2):297-308 Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol
Journal:
Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301718
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2012.09.004
PubMed ID:
23127896
Abstract:
Caesarean 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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILDBIRTH; PREGNANCY
MeSH:
Cesarean Section; Female; Humans; Interdisciplinary Communication; Medical Audit; Pregnancy; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Quality Indicators, Health Care
ISSN:
1532-1932

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRobson, Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHartigan, Luciaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Martinaen_GB
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.en_GB
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

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