Navigation Links
Around-the-clock labor coverage associated with decrease in C-section
Date:2/11/2013

In a study to be presented on February 16 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest around-the-clock labor and delivery coverage decreased the odds of cesarean delivery.

The objective of the study was to determine if the implementation of "laborists" to provide around-the-clock coverage of labor and delivery would produce better outcomes. The study compared outcomes in hospitals with around-the-clock coverage versus hospitals whose coverage was based on need.

The study was a retrospective cohort study which covered live singleton births that were delivered in California between 2005-2006. There were certain variables that were taken into consideration to reduce the margin of error. Hospitals that had fewer than 1,200 deliveries were not considered for the study. The statistical analysis used included chi square and multivariable logistic regression. Hospitals were broken into two categories; one having a labor and delivery clinician "around-the-clock" while the other category was "as-needed".

The sample size was very large as 740,019 singleton births met the study criteria, and the breakdown was as follows:

  • Around-the-clock 274,106 births (37 percent of births)
  • As-needed 465,913 births (63 percent of births)

Data showed that around-the-clock hospitals had lower numbers of overall cesarean deliveries as well as primary cesarean delivery in both first time mothers and women who have given birth before. In addition, women who previously had a cesarean birth were more likely to attempt to achieve vaginal delivery in around-the-clock hospitals.

While the results indicate around-the-clock hospitals do have lower cesarean deliveries and better chances of a vaginal birth after a prior cesarean delivery, the overall feeling is that more research needs to be done before the laborist model can be given full credit for the rates.


'/>"/>
Contact: Vicki Bendure
vicki@bendurepr.com
202-374-9259
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Collaboration and innovation win CWRU School of Medicine grant to study gastric cancer
2. TriMix Laboratories Announces New TriMix-gel Partnership with US Compounding
3. February 2013 story tips from Oak Ridge National Laboratory
4. GeneCell International and its Subsidiary Celulas Madre Latin America Opens State-of-the-Art Clinical Laboratory, BIOCEMA, to Serve Thousands of Families in Venezuela
5. High Complexity Laboratory Testing Supports New Targeted Therapies for Leukemias and Lymphomas
6. Damaka introduces Xabr™, a Native Mobile Video & Collaboration Client for Cisco® Jabber®, CallManager, and TelePresence
7. Dr. Jonathan Zaidan MD and Debbie Henry NP-C Collaborate to Provide Pelvic Pain Management at Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis near Rochester, MI
8. NIH launches collaborative effort to find biomarkers for Parkinsons
9. ASH international clinical collaboration replicates high cure rate of APL in developing countries
10. ARUP Laboratories Introduces Blood Test to Aid in the Early Detection of Lung Cancer
11. Interlinked and InterlinkedTV Announce Heart Test Laboratories Exclusive Interview From NEAA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... PIXACORE , an independent full-service agency with a decade ... of the year by MM&M. , This is the first time PIXACORE has made ... the agency. PIXACORE’s newfound recognition reflects its steady trajectory of growth and recent ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... The Industrial Designers Society of America ... Ceremony and Gala on Aug. 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA—revealing which 25 designs ... prestigious and rigorous design competitions. See all the winners at http://www.idsa.org/awards/idea/gallery . , ...
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... , ... Are you an adult with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease living ... in participating in a research study that focuses on family interactions when dealing with ... relational aspects of adults who have gluten sensitivities who cohabitate with other adults who ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... President Donald Trump signed into law ... for greater public access to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. , The measure enables ... without being seen by a certified and licensed audiologist. , “The American ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Yesterday, the President of ... saying there are two sides. There are not two sides to hatred, bigotry, discrimination, ... violence and prejudice, and the NPEIV stands against all forms of such hatred and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017 CaryRx, a next-generation ... day delivery service for patients in the Washington ... traditional retail pharmacy by providing delivery of medications through the ... for future delivery or delivered within one hour to any ... are excited to bring this invaluable service to ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... 7D Surgical, developer of ground breaking surgical navigation ... Surgical System to support its strategic sales plan in ... and Virginia.  7D Surgical has entered into an exclusive sales ... medical facilities within those markets. ... Spartan Medical Purchases ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST ) ... and updated financial guidance for the full-year 2017. ... Reported net sales of $397.6 million, a ... sales at constant currency (organic) grew by 3.9%. ... to $0.60 in the prior-year quarter. Second-quarter 2017 adjusted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: