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White VanGompel E, Main EK, Tancredi D
Do provider birth attitudes influence cesarean delivery rate: a cross-sectional study.
The authors estimated the association between individual provider attitudes towards birth and their low-risk primary cesarean rate. Through surveys of California providers of intrapartum care in 2013, they found that provider attitudinal differences are associated with nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex cesarean rates. Those meeting the HP2020 goal hold attitudes more favorable towards vaginal birth, suggesting a modifiable target for quality improvement initiatives to decrease low risk primary cesareans.
Citation: White VanGompel E, Main EK, Tancredi D . Do provider birth attitudes influence cesarean delivery rate: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 May 29;18(1):184. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1756-7.
Keywords: Provider: Health Personnel, Labor and Delivery, Pregnancy, Practice Patterns