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Assessing the consequences of changing childbirth

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1066

General practitioners collect valuable data

  1. Nigel Higson
  1. General practitioner Goodwood Court Surgery, Hove BN3 3DX

    EDITOR,—James Owen Drife's editorial on assessing the consequences of changing childbirth contains several valid points.1 The historical basis of the collection of data by hospital units may well have resulted in high quality clinical audit. Regrettably, such data collection has invariably missed a major source of clinical data—namely, the data recorded by the general practitioner throughout the woman's antenatal …

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