Study: Laborists reduce induction, preterm births

02/20/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Decreases in the rates of preterm birth and induced labor were associated with hospitals' use of laborists, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia reported at a Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting. Similar results were found at hospitals with round-the-clock access to laborists in a study from the University of California at San Francisco.

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