Journal article

A comparison of Australian and UK obstetricians' and midwives' preferences for screening tests for Down syndrome

SM Lewis, FN Cullinane, AJ Bishop, LS Chitty, TM Marteau, JL Halliday



OBJECTIVE: To establish and compare obstetricians' and midwives' preferences for hypothetical prenatal screening tests for Down syndrome. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was completed by 296 obstetricians and midwives at two teaching hospitals: one in Melbourne, Australia (n = 175), and one in London, UK (n = 94). Conjoint analysis was undertaken using random effects probit regression. RESULTS: No significant differences were seen in any measurements when comparing obstetricians in Australia and the UK or midwives in Australia and the UK. Obstetricians and midwives shared similar relative values regarding the importance of the detection rate of the screening tests. However, o..

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