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Babies' deaths linked to suboptimal care

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1536
  1. Charles D A Wolfe
  1. Clinical director of obstetrics nd gynaecology Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals Trust, London SE1 7EH

    EDITOR,—When a government report states that over 40% of deaths during birth are linked to substandard care both those managing labour and those purchasing maternity care wish to know how practice can be changed to reduce the number of such deaths.1 Changes to practice should be based on firm, scientifically based evidence.

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