NICE (UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence) consults on caesarean section policy:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued the first draft of its guideline on caesarean section (CS), for consultation until October 10 2003. The key recommendations include not providing amniotomy as part of routine care, given that it is deemed to not reduce the rate of CS for failure to progress. The guidance also considers anaesthetic interventions, suggesting that regional is safer than general anaesthesia, and results in less maternal morbidity.