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General practitioner obstetrics: does risk prediction work?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3255826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effectiveness of antenatal risk prediction based on maternal characteristics at booking was examined among 5730 pregnant women booked in an integrated general practitioner obstetric unit over a seven-year period. High rates of transfer to consultant care were found especially for nulliparae. Apart from parity, maternal factors associated with transfer before labour were weight, smoking and social class. Factors associated with transfer in labour were maternal stature and marital status. Reasons for transfer were also identified. The validity of the present booking criteria, which were developed in the 1950s, is questioned.
J L Reynolds; P L Yudkin; M J Bull
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0035-8797     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-04     Completed Date:  1989-10-04     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503107     Medline TA:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric*
Family Practice*
Health Status Indicators
Obstetric Labor Complications / prevention & control*
Patient Transfer / statistics & numerical data
Referral and Consultation / utilization
Risk Factors

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