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OBJECTIVE To develop and internally validate a model that predicts the outcome of an intended vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) for a Western European population that can be used to personalise counselling for deliveries at term. DESIGN Registration-based retrospective cohort study. SETTING Five university teaching hospitals, seven non-university(More)
OBJECTIVE To externally validate two models from the USA (entry-to-care [ETC] and close-to-delivery [CTD]) that predict successful intended vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) for the Dutch population. DESIGN A nationwide registration-based cohort study. SETTING Seventeen hospitals in the Netherlands. POPULATION Seven hundred and sixty-three pregnant(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its reduced benefit for a single recipient, the transplantation of two single-lung allografts as opposed to one bilateral lung transplant has the indisputable advantage of maximizing the number of patients that benefit from a single donor. METHODS In the period 1997 to 1999, 90 paired single-lung transplants (SLTx) from 45 donors were(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a patient decision aid (PtDA) for mode of delivery after caesarean section that integrates personalised prediction of vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) with the elicitation of patient preferences and evidence-based information. DESIGN A PtDA was developed and pilot tested using the International Patients Decision Aid Standards(More)
BACKGROUND Caesarean section (CS) rates are rising worldwide. In the Netherlands, the most significant rise is observed in healthy women with a singleton in vertex position between 37 and 42 weeks gestation, whereas it is doubtful whether an improved outcome for the mother or her child was obtained. It can be hypothesized that evidence-based guidelines on(More)
BACKGROUND There is an ongoing discussion on the rising CS rate worldwide. Suboptimal guideline adherence may be an important contributor to this rise. Before improvement of care can be established, optimal CS care in different settings has to be defined. This study aimed to develop and measure quality indicators to determine guideline adherence and(More)