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Labour induction near term for women aged 35 or over: an economic evaluation (2017)
Journal Article
Walker, K. F., Dritsaki, M., Bugg, G., Macpherson, M., McCormick, C., Grace, N., …Thornton, J. (2017). Labour induction near term for women aged 35 or over: an economic evaluation. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124(6), doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14557. ISSN 1470-0328

Objective Induction of labour at 39 weeks for nulliparous women aged 35 years and over may prevent stillbirths and does not increase caesarean births, so it may be popular. But the overall costs and benefits of such a policy have not been compared.... Read More

Randomized trial of labor induction in women 35 years of age or older (2016)
Journal Article
Walker, K. F., Bugg, G. J., Macpherson, M., McCormick, C., Grace, N., Wildsmith, C., …Thornton, J. (2016). Randomized trial of labor induction in women 35 years of age or older. New England Journal of Medicine, 374(9), doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1509117. ISSN 0028-4793

BACKGROUND The risk of antepartum stillbirth at term is higher among women 35 years of age or older than among younger women. Labor induction may reduce the risk of stillbirth, but it also may increase the risk of cesarean delivery, which already is... Read More