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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24652

Title: A Hierarchical Analysis of Trial of Labour in Ontario: Do Women, Doctors or Hospitals Choose?
Authors: Wise, Michelle Rosanne
Advisor: Anderson, Geoff
Department: Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Keywords: Trial of Labour
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Cesarean section, repeat
patient satisfaction
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2010
Abstract: Background: Few studies have determined the contribution of maternity care provider and hospital factors to the variation in Trial of Labour (TOL) and successful TOL rates. Objective: To determine sources of variation in TOL and successful TOL rates at the provider and/or hospital level. Methods: Retrospective cohort study of 12,170 women with previous caesarean who gave birth in Ontario in 2007. Hierarchical linear model was used to determine variation in rates by provider and hospital characteristics, adjusting for maternal characteristics, and for clustering of data. Results: TOL rate was 23%; successful TOL rate 75%. Women attending family doctors and female doctors for prenatal care were more likely to have TOL. There were no provider factors associated with successful TOL. Women giving birth at teaching hospitals were more likely to have TOL and successful TOL. Conclusions: Policies aimed at prenatal care providers and hospitals could impact the low TOL rate.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24652
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The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation - Master theses

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