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Risk to infant and mother is similar after delivery by family physician or obstetrician, Canadian study finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4707 (Published 02 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4707
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Perinatal mortality and the risk of adverse maternal outcomes are similar whether an infant is delivered by a family practice physician or an obstetrician, a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows.1

Researchers analysed maternal and neonatal data from hospital deliveries in all Canadian provinces except Quebec from 2006 to 2009. They excluded infants with a birth weight …

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