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Table 1 Prenatal care guidelines reviewed to generate items for the QPCQ based on “A” grade evidence

From: Quality of prenatal care questionnaire: instrument development and testing

Organization name Guideline title Publication date
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists & American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Perinatal Care (6th edition) October 2007
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee Opinion-Psychological Risk Factors: Perinatal Screening and Intervention August 2006
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Healthy Beginnings: Guidelines for Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth December 1998
Fetal Health Surveillance: Antepartum and Intrapartum Consensus Guideline September 2007
Public Health Agency of Canada Family-Centered Maternity & Newborn Care: National Guidelines 2000
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Antenatal Care: Routine care for healthy pregnant women March 2008
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Obstetricians and childbirth responsibilities July 2007
Prenatal screening for trisomy 21, trisomy 18 and neural tube defects July 2007
Mineral and vitamin supplementation in pregnancy July 2008
Antenatal screening tests June 2008
Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus June 2008
Guidelines for the use of Rhd immunoglobulin in Obstetrics in Australia March 2007
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Clinical Standards: Advice on Planning the Service in Obstetrics and Gynaecology July 2002
World Health Organization What is the effectiveness of antenatal care? (Supplement) December 2005
New WHO antenatal care model 2002