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An evaluation of the practice of shared antenatal care

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  • Hilary Thomas
  • Juliet Draper
  • Susan Field
  • M. J. Hare
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)157-160
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Journal publication date1983
Publication statusPublished - 1983


A study of attendance patterns of women undergoing shared antenatal care between hospital obstetricians, community midwives and family practitioners showed that a large number of unnecessary visits were made. This caused considerable inconvenience and expense to the women concerned and contributed to overcrowding in clinics. Better coordination of the shared care service is indicated.

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