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Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia

Sally K Tracy, Alec W Welsh, Hannah G Dahlen and Mark B Tracy
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (10): 578-580.
Published online: 16 November 2009

To the Editor: The study by Robson and colleagues1 predictably produced alarming media headlines. However, we feel the study contains potential inaccuracies that seriously undermine the conclusion that the baby toll is lower in private hospitals.

  • Sally K Tracy1,2
  • Alec W Welsh1,3
  • Hannah G Dahlen4
  • Mark B Tracy2,5

  • 1 Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 5 Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: sallytracy@usyd.edu.au

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