Analysis is invalid

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.805c (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:805
  1. Lindsay F P Smith
  1. General practitioner Yeovilton, Somerset BA22 8EZ

    EDITOR,—V A Hundley and colleagues have missed the opportunity to contribute usefully to the debate about the safety of non-consultant intrapartum care because their analysis of their work is flawed.1 They state that their objective was “to examine whether intrapartum care and delivery of low risk women in a midwife managed delivery unit differs from that in a consultant led labour ward.” To achieve this they randomised low risk women at booking, provided all the women with the same standard antenatal care, and compared various maternal and fetal outcomes between the two groups …

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