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Organisational interventions designed to reduce caesarean section rates: a systematic review protocol

Hutchinson, Alison M, Nagle, Cate, Kent, Bridie, Bick, Debra and Lindberg, Rebecca 2018, Organisational interventions designed to reduce caesarean section rates: a systematic review protocol, BMJ open, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021120.

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Title Organisational interventions designed to reduce caesarean section rates: a systematic review protocol
Author(s) Hutchinson, Alison MORCID iD for Hutchinson, Alison M orcid.org/0000-0001-5065-2726
Nagle, Cate
Kent, Bridie
Bick, Debra
Lindberg, Rebecca
Journal name BMJ open
Volume number 8
Issue number 7
Article ID e021120
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2018-09
ISSN 2044-6055
Keyword(s) caesarean section
childbirth
maternity services
organisational intervention
systematic review protocol
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
medicine, general & internal
general & internal medicine
Summary INTRODUCTION: There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that both primary and subsequent caesarean sections are associated with increased maternal and perinatal morbidity. Efforts to reduce the number of clinically unnecessary caesarean sections are urgently required. Our objective is to systematically review published evidence on the effectiveness of maternity service organisational interventions, such as models of maternity care, that aim to reduce caesarean section rates.

METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Databases will be searched, including the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, MEDLINE, Maternity and Infant Care, EMBASE and SCOPUS. Search terms related to caesarean section and organisational intervention will be used. Research published before 1980 will be excluded and only randomised controlled trials, cluster-randomised controlled trials, quasi-randomised controlled trials, controlled before and after studies and interrupted time series studies will be included. Data extraction and quality assessments will be undertaken by two authors.

ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Ethics approval is not required for this systematic review. The results of this study will be disseminated via peer-reviewed publication and presentation at professional conferences.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021120
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2018, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
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