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A preventive approach to obstetric care in a rural hospital: association between higher rates of preventive labor induction and lower rates of cesarean delivery.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Family Medicine
1544-1717
Publisher
Annals of Family Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
4
Pages
310–319
Identifiers
PMID: 17664497
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A preventive approach to reducing cesarean deliveries may be possible. This study found that practitioners who often used risk-guided, prostaglandin-assisted labor induction had a lower cesarean delivery rate without increases in rates of other adverse birth outcomes. Randomized controlled trials of this method of care are warranted.

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