Letters Maternal mortality in the UK

Frustrating lack of analysis

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5949 (Published 21 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5949
  1. Peter von Kaehne, general practitioner1
  1. 1Lochgoilhead Medical Centre, Lochgoilhead, Argyll PA24 8AA, UK
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The editorial on the need for obstetric physicians shows a frustrating lack of analysis by failing to explore the changes in antenatal care and possible contributing factors to a rise in deaths of chronically ill mothers.1

In Scotland in 2000 most pregnant women routinely attended joint midwife-GP antenatal clinics in …

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