Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repositorio.unicamp.br/jspui/handle/REPOSIP/103102
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Brazilian Doctor's Perspective On The Second Opinion Strategy Before A C-section
Author: Osis M.J.D.
Cecatti J.G.
de Padua K.S.
Faundes A.
Abstract: Objective: To describe the opinion of doctors who participated in the Latin American Study on Cesarean section in Brazil regarding the second opinion strategy when faced with the decision of performing a C-section. Methods: Seventy-two doctors from the hospitals where the study took place (where the second opinion was routinely sought) and 70 from the control group answered a pre-tested self-administered structured questionnaire. Descriptive tables were prepared based on the frequency of relevant variables on opinion of physicians regarding: effectiveness of the application of the second opinion strategy; on whether they would recommend implementation of this strategy and reasons for not recommending it in private institutions; feasibility of the strategy implementation and reasons for not considering this implementation feasible in private institutions. Results: Half of the doctors from the intervention hospitals (50%) and about two thirds of those in the control group (65%) evaluated the second opinion as being or having the potential of being effective/very effective in their institutions. The great majority of those interviewed from both intervention and control hospitals considered this strategy feasible in public (87% and 95% respectively) but not in private hospitals (64% and 70% respectively), mainly because in the latter the doctors would not accept interference from a colleague in their decision-making process. Conclusion: Although the second opinion strategy was perceived as effective in reducing C-section rates, doctors did not regard it feasible outside the public health system in Brazil. © 2006 Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de Sao Paulo.
Editor: 
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89102006000200008
Address: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33646086487&partnerID=40&md5=de3b4f12ab4901c7198bacc943a3f740
Date Issue: 2006
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2-s2.0-33646086487.pdf39.39 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.