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BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:184
  1. Douglas Carnall (
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    This week, the BMJ publishes data that suggests that the rates of obstetric intervention are higher in the private sector than the public sector despite negligible differences in risk factors. This is consistent both with more women choosing to have operative deliveries and with doctors being willing to perform them. Of course, evidence about outcomes is but one factor in …

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