Pregnancy and delivery require a joint midwifery and medical approach

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.806b (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:806
  1. Christoph Lees,
  2. Stuart Campbell,
  3. Linda Cardozo,
  4. Donald Gibb,
  5. Maggie Blott,
  6. Ian White
  1. Research fellow Professor of obstetrics and gynaecology Professor of urogynaecology Consultant obstetrician Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London SE5 8RX
  2. Statistician Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR,—We believe that V A Hundley and colleagues make observations about midwife managed versus consultant led care that are potentially midleading.1 The assertion that there is no increase in adverse neonatal outcomes associated with midwife managed care is not justified by the neonatal mortality quoted; our calculation of the relative risk of neonatal death in the midwives …

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