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Validation of BORN-CIHI definition of low-risk birth

Project ID: 2017-045/2018 0950 024 000
Type of Response: Research report
Knowledge User: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
ICES Scientist: Erin Graves
Summary: The purpose of the quality-based procedure (QBP) for low-risk birth is to reduce the variation in c-section rates among low-risk women through the adoption of evidence-based guidelines. It is unclear how the patient cohort differs using the BORN Ontario definition compared to the definition used by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The information will inform efforts to resolve identified differences in the inclusion and exclusion criteria and, ultimately, which definition and data sources to use for the QBP.
Status: Completed