Prediction of a caesaren delivery by labour and delivery nurses

C.C. Schultz, J.Y. Wood, Pat Magann, L.A. Campbell, S.P. Chauhan, J.C. Morrison

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    The predictive accuracy of a nurse on labour and delivery to foretell the route of delivery is unknown. Registered nurses directly involved in managing women's labour predicted the route of delivery on 199 women between September 2005 and September 2006. The sensitivity to identify women who subsequently would deliver by caesarean was 26% (95% CI 13-42%); positive predictive value of 38% (20-39%) and likelihood ratio of 2.6 (1.3-7.5). Experience did not improve the predictive accuracy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)402-405
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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