OB common practices often based on opinion

In new study by Dr. Jason Wright and colleagues of Columbia University in New York, it is found that of 717 common OB-GYN practice recommendations from ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), just 30% are based on top-notch research. Another 38% are based on observational studies, and another 32% are just expert opinion.

The study is a call for better evidence and, as it relates to you, the consumer, can be an alert to the fact that the jury is still out on many of the common practices that are perceived as ‘the only way’ childbirth operations can work in the US. Here is the link to the full article from it’s original publisher.

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