In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal (GBS) Disease. Previous studies of adherence to GBS guidelines have focused on the treatment of carriers of GBS. Our objective was to determine whether there was any difference in adherence to the guidelines for screening and treatment of women who delivered at our institution between the beginning of 2011 and the end of 2011 as the revised guidelines were published in November 2010. Our secondary outcome was to determine whether any differences in adherence occurred between prenatal provider types (OB/Gyn, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Family Practice).
Streptococcal Infections, Streptococcus agalactiae, pregnancy complications, infections, Group B Streptococcus, guidelines
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Adams A, Hubb AJ, Santillan MK, Nishimura TE, Ruback R, Gravatt L, Higdon E, Schroeder K, Conklin J, Bender RM, Hunter SK, Santillan DA. Adherence to the updated guidelines for the prevention of perinatal Group B streptococcal disease. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb 23;4(3):Article 11 [2 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1267. Free full text article.