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From: Appropriateness of elective caesarean deliveries in a perinatal network: a cross-sectional study

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Appropriateness of indication for caesarean: among planned caesareans in the Auvergne perinatal health network. aCriterion n°1 (C1): The question is whether the caesarean is appropriate according to the French national references (French clinical practice guidelines, defined above). bCriterion n°2 (C2): if the response to this question is yes, this caesarean is considered appropriate. cCriterion n°3 (C3): if the response to this question is no, that is, that the published references allow this question to be answered (or not), then the experts present during this appropriateness review decide collegially whether the caesarean should be classified as appropriate or not. dCriterion n°4 (C4): the caesarean is inappropriate according to the experts’ opinion. eCriterion n°5 (C5): if the caesarean is inappropriate, we seek to determine if it was a maternal-preference caesarean, that it, performed only because the mother so requested. fCriterion n°6 (C6): if the caesarean is inappropriate, we seek to determine if it was performed according to physician or department preference.

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