Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards process guide on the NICE website.
The documents below contain recommendations from NICE guidance or other NICE‑accredited recommendations that were used by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
Induction of labour. NICE clinical guideline 70 (2008).
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2013) Induction of labour at term in older mothers (Scientific Impact Paper no. 34).
World Health Organization (2011) WHO recommendations for induction of labour.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2010) Management of women with obesity in pregnancy.
Definitions and data sources for the quality measures