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