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Continual audit is important

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 15 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1015
  1. M S Robson
  1. Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Wycombe General Hospital, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2TT.

    EDITOR,--Active management of labour was introduced not with the intention of reducing rates of caesarean section but rather to reduce the incidence of prolonged labour.1 This it has done in the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, and in most other studies without increasing rates of operative delivery—indeed, it has reduced this rate in some studies. …

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