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Table 4 Adherence of practice of oxytocin administration to the national guidelines (N = 545)

From: Oxytocin administration for induction and augmentation of labour in polish maternity units – an observational study

  VARIABLES IN ADHERANCE WITH NATIONAL PROTOCOL  
  Medium
(n = 545)
Start dosea (n = 509) Escalation rate
(n = 545)
Interval
(n = 545)
Continuation of infusion after established labour was achievedb (n = 363) All variables of accordance present
(n = 545)
Compliant n = 545 (100%) n = 130 (26%) n = 131 (24%) n = 192 (35%) n = 4 (1%) n = 35 (6%)
Non-compliant n = 0 (0%) n = 379 (74%) n = 414 (76%) n = 353 (65%) n = 541 (99%) n = 510
(94%)
  1. a36 patients had previously administered oxytocin – start dose not available
  2. b only induced labours