Bias in clinical guidelines, and giving birth at home

Despite repeated calls to prohibit or limit conflicts of interests among authors and sponsors of clinical guidelines, the problem persists. Jeanne Lenzer explains what's going wrong.

And is giving birth at home as safe for the mother as giving birth in hospital? New research from the Netherlands suggests that it is, and that risk assessment is key.

See also:
Why we can’t trust clinical guidelines
Severe adverse maternal outcomes among low risk women with planned home versus hospital births in the Netherlands: nationwide cohort study

Demo video

Audio chapters:

Why we can't trust clinical guidelines: 0:42

Giving birth at home versus in hospital: 10:51

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