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Hambleton to take AMA reins

AMA vice-president Dr Steve Hambleton is set to take the association’s top job at its federal conference at the end of the month as the only candidate for the presidency at the close of nominations this morning. Dr Hambleton will take the reins from outgoing president Dr Andrew Pesce, who wished him well for the next two years. “I think Steve will be an excellent president,” Dr Pesce said. “That continuity will be important in continuing the work the AMA has done to engage with government and the medical profession. “I think it is probably ...

Intrapartum death seven times higher in home births

THE risk of intrapartum death occurring in a home delivery is seven times greater than the risk associated with a planned hospital delivery, according to Australian data published in the latest MJA . The study, which is likely to reignite debate on the practice of home birthing, also found the risk of death from intrapartum asphyxia was 27-fold higher for home births when compared with planned hospital births. Researchers analysed perinatal data from 300,000 births in South Australia between 1991-2006, including all births and perinatal deaths. Planned home births accounted for only 0.38% of births over ...