Objective To describe and assess the selection criteria currently being used when booking women for different places of birth.
Design A cross-sectional survey.
Setting The South and West region of England.
Sample The 27 NHS Trusts who provide maternity care in the South and West region of England.
Main measures Selection criteria used when booking pregnant women for different places of birth ; length of time criteria in use ; whether criteria applied individually or as part of a risk score ; and method by which criteria developed.
Results The response rate was 81% ; 128 different, individual criteria, used as the basis to select women for different places of birth, were identified.
No single criterion appeared on all the sets of criteria.
None of the trusts who responded used the criteria in order to calculate a risk score.
In all but one case the criteria were being used to select women who might be suitable for birth outside a consultant-led maternity unit.
Only two trusts used sets of criteria which identified, to any extent, 1. outcomes for which women could be at risk and 2. strategies that should be implemented to reduce that risk.
Over half the trusts were able to identify a rationale for the particular set of criteria which they used but in only two cases was any reference made to an evidence base. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Lieu naissance, Critère décision, Etude comparative, Démographie, Antécédent, Mère pathologie, Gestation pathologie, Histoire familiale, Sage femme, Pratique professionnelle, Royaume Uni, Europe, Adulte, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth place, Decision criterion, Comparative study, Demography, Antecedent, Maternal diseases, Pregnancy disorders, Family story, Midwife, Professional practice, United Kingdom, Europe, Adult, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0321636
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.