Routine examination of the newborn: the EMREM study. Evaluation of an extension of the midwife role including a randomised controlled trial of appropriately trained midwives and paediatric senior house officers

Townsend, J.; Wolke, D.; Hayes, J.; Dave, S.; Rogers, C.; Bloomfield, L.; Quist-Therson, E.; Tomlin, M. and Messer, D. (2005). Routine examination of the newborn: the EMREM study. Evaluation of an extension of the midwife role including a randomised controlled trial of appropriately trained midwives and paediatric senior house officers. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 21(1) pp. 146–147.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462305250195

Abstract

This study assesses the implications and cost-effectiveness of extending the role of midwives to include the routine (24-hour) examination of the healthy newborn usually carried out by junior doctors.

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