Re: Severe adverse maternal outcomes among low risk women with planned home versus hospital births in the Netherlands: nationwide cohort study
It appears that the single most important piece of information is missing from the study. How many women in each group died? Without that information we cannot draw any conclusions about the relative safety of homebirth and hospital birth among low risk women.
This is a glaring omission since it would be meaningless that fewer women experienced severe maternal complications at homebirth if more women died as a result.
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