Title

Tocolytic Therapy for Improving Preterm Birth Outcomes

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

September 29, 2022

Document Type

Guideline

Country of Publication

US

Document Objectives

In 2021, the Executive Guideline Steering Group (GSG) for the World Health Organization (WHO) maternal and perinatal health recommendations prioritized updating the then current recommendations on the use of tocolysis as published in the WHO recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes. This decision was based on new evidence on the subject that had become available. The recommendations in this document thus supersedes the previous WHO recommendations on the use of tocolysis as published in the 2015 guidelines, WHO recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes.
 

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Infant

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant

Scope

Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D015149 - Tocolytic Agents

Keywords

Preterm birth, tocolytic therapy

Source Citation

WHO recommendation on tocolytic therapy for improving preterm birth outcomes. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2022. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.