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Perinatal outcomes in obstetric and family medicine services in a county hospital.
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PMID:  2711888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relations between perinatal outcomes and physician specialty were examined in a retrospective study. Data pertaining to demographics, labor and delivery events, and maternal and neonatal outcomes were examined for 125 family medicine and 125 obstetric patients. Bivariate analyses showed no differences between the groups for demographics. Significant differences were found for two of 13 labor and delivery events: episiotomy and degree of lacerations. However, when multivariate analyses were conducted to control for possible confounding effects, differences between the groups for episiotomy or degree of lacerations were no longer significant. The only significant difference between the groups on perinatal outcomes was that family medicine newborns had a significantly higher mean birth weight (3364.9 grams) than obstetric newborns (3147.1 grams). Stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that smoking and specialty account for approximately 10 percent of the variance in birth weight. Overall, the results suggest that, regardless of physician specialty, obstetric and family medicine patients had similar outcomes.
J H Kurata; M N Werblun; G Valenzuela; M Ziffer; S Kantor-Fish; E Richards
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0893-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Board Fam Pract     Publication Date:    1989 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-05     Completed Date:  1989-06-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807505     Medline TA:  J Am Board Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, San Bernardino County Medical Center, CA 92404.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Birth Weight
Delivery, Obstetric
Family Practice*
Hospitals, County
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Obstetric
Medical Audit
Pregnancy Outcome*
Retrospective Studies

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