Models of antenatal care to reduce and prevent preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Models of antenatal care to reduce and prevent preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Cristina Fernandez Turienzo and Jane Sandall and Janet L. Peacock},
  journal={BMJ Open},
Objective To assess the effectiveness of models of antenatal care designed to prevent and reduce preterm birth (PTB) in pregnant women. Methods We conducted a search of seven electronic databases and reference lists of retrieved studies to identify trials from inception up to July 2014 where pregnant women, regardless of risk factors for pregnancy complications, were randomly allocated to receive an alternative model of antenatal care or routine care. We pooled risks of PTB to determine the… 

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