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What do maternity statistics tell us about induction of labour?
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PMID:  15512326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The National Maternity Statistics (Department of Health, 1997) show that labour is induced in one out of every five pregnancies carried to viability in England. Induced labours are associated with higher rates of further intervention such as instrumental delivery and caesarean section, and with economic costs resulting from longer stay in hospital. Women who are offered induction of labour, whether for medical or social reasons, should be advised of the risks of further intervention. Information about induction of labour should be given routinely during antenatal care since one in five women will have this experience. Care providers need to be more aware of the economics of induced labour, a factor which has not been taken into account in the longstanding debate on the merits of induction of labour for post-term pregnancy.
L C Edozien
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-4     Citation Subset:  -    
The Royal Oldham Hospital, UK.
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