National variations in operative vaginal deliveries in Ireland.

  title={National variations in operative vaginal deliveries in Ireland.},
  author={Niamh Daly and Sheelagh Bonham and Vicky O'Dwyer and Clare M. O'Connor and Etaoin M Kent and Michael J. Turner},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={125 3},
OBJECTIVE To compare the percentage of operative vaginal delivery (OVD) among all publicly funded maternity hospitals in Ireland and to develop quality control performance tables to facilitate national benchmarking. METHODS The analysis included deliveries of neonates weighing 500 g or more in publicly funded hospitals in Ireland in 2010. Information was obtained from the Irish National Perinatal Reporting System. Maternities delivering in 1 private hospital or at home, and those with unknown… CONTINUE READING

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