WHO analysis backs quality of deliveries by nurses

11/1/2013 | NBC News

Midwives, nurse practitioners and other nonphysician practitioners may provide care equal to that of physicians and are especially effective in treating chronic conditions, according to experts from the World Health Organization. A research team analyzed data from 53 studies and found nurse-midwives or midwives used fewer drugs for patients when delivering babies, were less likely to use an episiotomy, and were no more likely than a physician to induce labor, use delivery instruments or perform a cesarean section.

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