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Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia: a population-based descriptive study

Robson, Stephen; Laws, Paula J; Sullivan, Elizabeth A


Objective: To compare the rate of serious adverse perinatal outcomes of term labour between private and public maternity hospitals in Australia. Design, setting and participants: A population-based study of 789 240 term singleton births in public and private hospitals in 2001-2004, using data from the National Perinatal Data Collection. Main outcome measures: Third- and fourth-degree perineal injury, requirement for high level of neonatal resuscitation, Apgar score < 7 at 5 minutes, admission...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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