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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.