ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in low-risk women assisited in an alongside birth center and at a hospital.
METHODS:A cross-sectional study was conducted with a representative sample of low-risk women in São Paulo (Southeastern Brazil), from 2003 to 2006. The study included 991 women who delivered a child at the alongside birth center and 325 who delivered a child at a hospital. Data were obtained from medical records. A comparative analysis was performed for all of the women, who… Show more
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