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Title: Identifying modifiable risk factors for a high caesarean section rate of primiparous women: a retrospective record review.
Author: Wong Shee, Anna
Frawley, Natasha
Robertson, Carolyn
McKenzie, AnneMarie
Lodge, Julie
Corboy, Denise
Nagle, Cate
Versace, Vincent
Issue Date: 2017
Conference Name: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Conference Date: October 29 - November 1
Conference Place: Auckland, New Zealand
Abstract: Introduction: Primiparous women birthing at a level 5 regional hospital were identified to have a caesarean section in the upper quartile for Victorian Public Hospitals. We aimed to gain a detailed understanding of the characteristics, management and obstetric outcomes for primiparous women birthing at this centre in order to identify potentially modifiable factors the high caesarean section rate. Methods: Following ethics approval, a retrospective record review was undertaken of births between July 1 2014 and June 30 2015. Selection criteria were primiparity and gestation greater than 20 weeks. Records were identified via routinely collected data. Data was extracted manually and electronically. Analyses used descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Records from 540 primipara were identified. Mean age was 26.8 years, mean BMI was 26.0. The mode of delivery was normal vaginal delivery in 44.1%; instrumental in 22.6%; caesarean section in 32.8%; and vaginal breech in 0.6%. Caesarean section rate was increased in women with epidural (41.%) increase of forceps and 30% of ventouse births.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/1158
Internal ID Number: 01161
Health Subject: CAESAREAN SECTION
CAESAREAN SECTION - STATISTICS AND NUMERICAL DATA
GRAVIDITY
REGIONAL HOSPITALS
RETROSPECTIVE STUDIES
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Type: Conference
Poster
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