A Comparison of Physiologic and Financial Outcomes in Women and Their Newborns Where Labor was Induced, Augmented or Natural
Labor, Induced (Obstetrics)
The purpose of this study was to explore the differences in physiologic and financial outcomes among women of single gestation whose labor was induced, augmented or natural. The decision analysis model was chosen as the theory for this study based on its value as a prescriptive aid. Prior to this study, no outcomes of this type had been published. Therefore, health care providers and women have only assumed there were no differences in outcomes for women whose labor was induced, augmented or natural.
A comparative descriptive design was used to determine physiologic and financial outcomes among the three groups of women. A systematic stratified random sample was used to select a sample of 218 from term women with a single gestation who delivered between August 1, 1996, and August 1, 1997. The data were collected from the medical records of a large tertiary medical center in central Florida. The analysis of the data indicated there was a statistically significant difference in the physiologic and financial outcomes among women whose labor was induced, augmented, or natural.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
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Warren, Connie S., "A Comparison of Physiologic and Financial Outcomes in Women and Their Newborns Where Labor was Induced, Augmented or Natural" (1998). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 2577.