Which method is best for the induction of labour? A systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Alfirevi2016WhichMI,
  title={Which method is best for the induction of labour? A systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Žarko Alfirevi{\'c} and Edna Keeney and Therese Dowswell and Nicky J Welton and Nancy Medley and Sofia Dias and Leanne V Jones and Gillian Gyte and Deborah M. Caldwell},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 65},
  pages={
          1-584
        }
}
BACKGROUND More than 150,000 pregnant women in England and Wales have their labour induced each year. Multiple pharmacological, mechanical and complementary methods are available to induce labour. OBJECTIVE To assess the relative effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of labour induction methods and, data permitting, effects in different clinical subgroups. METHODS We carried out a systematic review using Cochrane methods. The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register… CONTINUE READING
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