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Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.137 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:137
  1. P A Driscoll

    Lindsey Stevens, Anthony Kenney Oxford University Press, £16.95, pp 265 ISBN 0 19 262051 7

    Presentation to the accident and emergency department with an obstetric or gynaecological complaint is common--the average incidence being around 1 in 20--but is still associated with considerable problems. This is because distinguishing between those underlying conditions that are benign and those that are immediately life threatening can be difficult. The chance of a wrong diagnosis is increased further by busy units, cramped conditions, and inexperience.

    It therefore behoves …

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