WHO antenatal care randomised trial for the evaluation of a new model of routine antenatal care.

@article{Villar2001WHOAC,
  title={WHO antenatal care randomised trial for the evaluation of a new model of routine antenatal care.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Villar and Hassan Ba'aqeel and Gilda Piaggio and Pisake Lumbiganon and Jos{\'e} Miguel Beliz{\'a}n and Ubaldo Farnot and Yagob Al-Mazrou and Guillermo Carroli and Alain J Pinol and Allan Donner and Ana Langer and Gustavo H Nigenda and Miranda Mugford and Julia Fox-Rushby and Guy Hutton and Per B Bergsj\o and Leiv Sigmund Bakketeig and Heinz W Berendes and Jo Garcia},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={357 9268},
  pages={1551-64}
}
BACKGROUND We undertook a multicentre randomised controlled trial that compared the standard model of antenatal care with a new model that emphasises actions known to be effective in improving maternal or neonatal outcomes and has fewer clinic visits. METHODS Clinics in Argentina, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand were randomly allocated to provide either the new model (27 clinics) or the standard model currently in use (26 clinics). All women presenting for antenatal care at these clinics… CONTINUE READING
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