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Midwife led care delivers best outcomes, Cochrane review finds

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 29 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5321
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Women whose maternity care is provided primarily by midwives appear to have better outcomes than those who receive their care primarily from doctors or from doctors collaborating with midwives, a Cochrane review has found.1

In the review, Jane Sandall, of the Division of Women’s Health at King’s College London, London, United Kingdom, and colleagues, examined 13 studies involving 16 242 women comparing outcomes of care delivered by a midwife led continuity …

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