Elective induction of labor symposium

Nomenclature, research methodological issues, and outcomes

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Abstract

Elective induction of labor is a controversial topic. An observed relationship between elective induction and primary cesarean delivery has been of particular concern, and has guided much of the research to date on both indicated and elective induction of labor. However, it is unclear whether elective induction of labor actually increases the risk of cesarean delivery. This chapter focuses on key method issues to consider in studies of elective induction of labor. We first identify methodological concerns with the existing literature and discuss each in turn. We then review existing evidence about the relationship between elective induction and cesarean delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-362
Number of pages20
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • cesarean delivery
  • elective induction of labor
  • observational studies
  • research methods

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine(all)

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