Study shows interventionist nature of British obstetrics

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.806 (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:806
  1. Ian G Jones
  1. Director of public health Fife Health Board, Cupar KY15 5UP

    EDITOR,—The high rate of antepartum and intrapartum transfer of women from the midwives unit to the labour ward (1030 out of 1900) requires further explanation than V A Hundley and colleagues give in their discussion of the trials of the midwives unit in Aberdeen.1 Table V shows that there were only 374 medical interventions during delivery if one assumes that all the caesarean sections and forceps and …

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