Conclusions are not supported by results

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.806a (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:806
  1. Peter Brocklehurst,
  2. Alison Macfarlane,
  3. Lelia Duley,
  4. Jo Garcia,
  5. Diana Elbourne
  1. Trials research fellow Medical statistician Trials research fellow Social scientist Trials statistician National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

    EDITOR,—V A Hundley and colleagues' randomised controlled trial comparing midwife led care with consultant led care1 is welcome as there have been few such trials in this field.2 We are concerned, however, at some of the conclusions reached—in particular, the conclusion that midwife led care is as safe as consultant led care is not supported by the results.

    The authors do not explicitly define safety in their paper. Although they chose perinatal morbidity as the primary outcome measure, they do not explain the type of …

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