Good news is often ignored

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7460.293 (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:293
  1. Felicity Reynolds, emeritus professor of obstetric anaesthesia (felicity.reynolds@btinternet.com)
  1. St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH

    Editor—In their systematic review Liu et al show that epidural analgesia does not increase the caesarean section rate, which is welcome.1 Unlike previous meta-analyses, this one included only studies of nulliparous women receiving low concentration epidural infusions, in order to re-examine their effect on instrumental vaginal delivery, in the belief that low concentration …

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