Journal article

Pregnancy outcome at termin low-risk population: Study at a tertiary obstetric hospital

Michael Permezel, Katie Jean Milne

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of perinatal death and peripartum morbidity at term amongst the models of care at a single tertiary hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a 10-year population study of singleton births at term at the Mercy Hospital for Women comparing the mixed-risk models of care (private obstetrician and a conventional collaborative model of obstetricians and midwives) with the low-risk models (team midwifery and family birth center). Outcome measures included rates of perinatal death, low Apgar scores and obstetric procedures. RESULTS: Data on 44 557 normal term singletons were available for study. Overall, the hospital has a substantially lower term s..

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