epi.epidural {epiR}R Documentation

Rates of use of epidural anaesthesia in trials of caregiver support

Description

This data set provides results of six trials investigating rates of use of epidural anaesthesia during childbirth. Each trial is made up of a group where a caregiver (midwife, nurse) provided support intervention and a group where standard care was provided. The objective was to determine if there were higher rates of epidural use when a caregiver was present at birth.

Usage

data(epi.epidural)

Format

A data frame with 6 observations on the following 5 variables.

trial

the name and year of the trial.

ev.trt

number of births in the caregiver group where an epidural was used.

n.trt

number of births in the caregiver group.

ev.ctrl

number of births in the standard care group where an epidural was used.

n.ctrl

number of births in the standard care group.

References

Deeks JJ, Altman DG, Bradburn MJ (2001). Statistical methods for examining heterogeneity and combining results from several studies in meta-analysis. In: Egger M, Davey Smith G, Altman D (eds). Systematic Review in Health Care Meta-Analysis in Context. British Medical Journal, London, pp. 291 - 299.


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