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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


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