Push for hospital births was misguided

Motluk, Alison
May 1996
New Scientist;5/11/96, Vol. 150 Issue 2029, p5
Cites medical statistician Alison Macfarlane and colleague Rona Campbell's study of deliveries registered as home births in England and Wales in 1979. Coincidental decline of stillbirths and deaths with the rise of hospital births; Government's misinterpretation of statistics to promote hospital births; Factors that may have contributed to the decline in perinatal death rates.


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