Can major systematic reviews influence practice patterns? A case study of episiotomy trends

@article{Shen2013CanMS,
  title={Can major systematic reviews influence practice patterns? A case study of episiotomy trends},
  author={Yu-Chu Shen and Wee Chung Sim and Aaron B Caughey and David Hill Howard},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={288},
  pages={1285-1293}
}
Episiotomy is one of the most commonly performed procedures among women of childbearing age in the United States. In 2005, a major systematic review conducted by Hartmann and colleagues recommended against routine use of episiotomy and was widely covered in the media. We assessed the impact of the Hartman et al. study on episiotomy trend. Based on 100… CONTINUE READING