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Table 2 Caesarean quality criteria

From: DECIDE: a cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce non-medically indicated caesareans in Burkina Faso

− Patient must be given clear information on the indication for the caesarean. − Elapsed time between decision and incision must be no longer than 30 min. − Preference is given to using local or regional anaesthesia. − Patient receives prophylactic antibiotics. − Misgav Ladach surgical technique is used. − Joel-Cohen skin incision is used. − Delivery is done using controlled cord traction rather than manually. − In post-operative care, patients without complications resume liquid diet after 6 h. − In post-operative care, high-risk patients (morbid obesity, pre-eclampsia, history of thromboembolism) undergo thromboembolism prevention therapy.