Time is ripe for a “pregnancy based system” of data collection

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6986.1066b (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1066
  1. Arabinda Saha
  1. Research worker Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialty Working Group, Clinical Terms Project, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Medical Audit Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester M13 0JH

    EDITOR,—James Owen Drife echoes the widespread anxiety regarding the inadequacy of present maternity data and emphasises the importance of satisfactory information for assessment of the consequences of changing practices of pregnancy care in Britain.1 His proposal for an improvement in the collection of data is feasible, and the necessary building blocks for achieving this are already being put in place through the initiatives of the Information Management Group of the NHS Executive.

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