The BMJ Awards 2020: Research paper of the yearBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1789 (Published 23 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m1789
- Matthew Limb, freelance journalist
- London, UK
Using a single dose of prophylactic antibiotic after assisted vaginal birth would prevent thousands of infections and cut overall antibiotic use by 17%, concluded the winning paper in the research paper of the year award in this year’s BMJ Awards.
Senior author Marian Knight says a “fantastic team effort” by the UK’s “unparalleled” obstetrics …