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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1673a (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1673
  1. Ralph S Settatree
  1. Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist West Midlands Perinatal Audit, Solihull Hospital, Solihull B91 2JL

    EDITOR,—The data from the 1993 confidential inquiry into stillbirths and deaths in infancy1 have weaknesses, but none of those suggested by Rona Campbell undermine the conclusion that the relative risk of fetal or infant loss due to intrapartum causes is greater in planned home delivery than in delivery in hospital.

    The lack of national denominator data on planned and unplanned home delivery forces consideration of a range of estimates based on regional studies. My analysis showed that if 26% of home …

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