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Measures used in study are hard to interpret

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7030.580a (Published 02 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:580
  1. A M Mander,
  2. S C Leeson
  1. Consultant obstetrician Senior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham OL1 2JH

    EDITOR,—Stuart J Anderson and colleagues' study of the predictors of neonatal encephalopathy in full term infants1 is timely in view of changes and practices in Britain and trends in litigation. It is worrying, however, that serious problems with interpretation are known to arise with several of the measures of intrapartum events used in the study to indicate birth asphyxia and subsequent neonatal encephalopathy. …

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