Strategies to reduce cesarean birth in low-risk women

Hartmann KE, Andrews JC, Jerome RN, Lewis RM, Likis FE, McKoy JN, Surawicz TS, Walker SH
Record ID 32013000766
Authors' objectives: The Evidence-based Practice Center systematically reviewed evidence addressing strategies to reduce cesarean birth.
Authors' recommendations: No single strategy was uniformly successful in reducing cesareans. Strength of evidence was low to insufficient for all strategies. No approach dominated as a strategy appropriate to reduce use of cesarean among low-risk women in the United States.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
Organisation Name: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Contact Address: Center for Outcomes and Evidence Technology Assessment Program, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. Tel: +1 301 427 1610; Fax: +1 301 427 1639;
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