From the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center; the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine; the School of Nursing; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.
See related editorial on page 1112 and related article on page 1279.
Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10057-I, Task Order No. 4 for the Office of Medical Applications of Research at the National Institutes of Health.
The investigators thank Andrew Hamilton, MLS, MS, for conducting the literature searches and Benjamin K. S. Chan, MS, for providing statistical assistance. The authors thank Abby Parsons, MD, Edwin Reid, and Alia Broman, BA, for their assistance with the evidence report.
This article was developed based on a systematic evidence review that was conducted for and presented to the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean–New Insights, March 8–10, 2010, Bethesda, Maryland.
Corresponding author: Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, mail code L466, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239-3098; e-mail:[email protected].
Financial Disclosure No investigators have any affiliations or financial involvement (eg, employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties) that conflict with material presented in this report. The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.