Use by general practitioners of obstetric beds in a consultant unit: a further report.Br Med J 1975; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5950.139 (Published 18 January 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;1:139
- K L Oldershaw,
- J M Brudenell
Of 1,700 women booked for delivery by general practitioner obstetricians in a consultant unit, 1,399 had uncomplicated deliveries and the co-operation between practitioner and consultant was an obvious advantage for the 257 who were transferred completely to consultant care during pregnancy, labour, or puerperium. The scheme, which started in 1964, has enabled general practitioners to continue to give complete obstetric care to their patients. The number of participating practitioners has, however, declined from 80 to 16 indicating that many preferred to concentrate on antenatal work.