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Guidelines on induction of labour

Ismail, Hamizah and Mahdy, Zaleha (2021) Guidelines on induction of labour. MOH/P/PAK/455.21(GU)-e . Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-25780-0-0

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This is a review version of guideline on induction of labour (IOL) following the first guideline dated January 2008. This review was based on current changes in the evidence-based clinical practice. In 1985 the World Health Organization (WHO) set the optimal rate for Caesarean Section (CS) at 10-15% of all births. A recent review showed a global CS rate around 19% and some regional rates above 30%. Malaysian public hospitals had a CS rate of 15.7% in 2006. The National Obstetrics Registry, Malaysia had reported the CS section rate in 2010 at 23%, in 2012 at 25.1% and in 2015 at 25.7% and this trend is on the rise. This rise in CS rates have caused concerns, however striving to keep the rates low should not jeopardize maternal and fetal health. It is timely to explore ways to reduce this rising trend and IOL has been proven to reduce CS rates. IOL is defined as artificial initiation of labour. This is a therapeutic option when the benefits of expeditious delivery outweigh the potential maternal and fetal risks of continuing pregnancy. IOL carries inherent benefits and risks to both mother and fetus.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Induction of Labour, Ministry of Health Malaysia,
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG500 Obstetrics
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG940 Maternal care. Prenatal care services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Depositing User: Dato' Dr Hamizah Ismail
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 12:15
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2022 12:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99821

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