Publicly funded homebirth in Australia: a review of maternal and neonatal outcomes over 6 years

Christine Catling-Paull, Rebecca L Coddington, Maralyn J Foureur and Caroline S E Homer
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11003
Published online: 16 December 2013

In reply: We agree that our retrospective review1 did not provide all the details about neonatal morbidity and mortality. There were limited data available on the reasons for hospital transfer and neonatal death. We explained these limitations in the article and have hence embarked on a wider study of birthplace in Australia.2

  • Christine Catling-Paull
  • Rebecca L Coddington
  • Maralyn J Foureur
  • Caroline S E Homer

  • Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

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