Journal article

Maternal and institutional characteristics associated with the administration of prophylactic antibiotics for caesarean section: a secondary analysis of the World Health Organization Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health

N Morisaki, T Ganchimeg, E Ota, JP Vogel, JP Souza, R Mori, AM Guelmezoglu

BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To illustrate the variability in the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for caesarean section, and its effect on the prevention of postoperative infections. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a cross-sectional study. SETTING: Twenty-nine countries participating in the World Health Organization Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health. POPULATION: Three hundred and fifty-nine health facilities with the capacity to perform caesarean section. METHODS: Descriptive analysis and effect estimates using multilevel logistic regression. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Coverage of antibiotic prophylaxis for caesarean section. RESULTS: A total of 89 121 caesarean sections were performed in 332 of the ..

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