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Evid Based Nurs 2:9 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.1.9
  • Treatment

Early labour assessment improved several intrapartum outcomes

Early labour assessment (ELA) v direct admission (DA)*

Outcomes ELA DA RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article; †NS = not significant.
Caesarean section 8% 11% 28% (−67 to 69) NS†
Oxytocin use 23% 40% 43% (14 to 63) 6 (3 to 20)
Epidural or narcotic use 80% 92% 13% (4 to 23) 8 (5 to 33)
Forceps delivery 10% 14% 29% (−49 to 67) NS
Vacuum extraction 21% 22% 5% (−58 to 43) NS
Amniotomy 47% 54% 13% (−14 to 34) NS

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