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Association between day of delivery and obstetric outcomes: observational study

Editor's comment: Prof. Jim Thornton: The dangers of being born at the weekend?
A large epidemiological study from the UK has suggested that births at the weekend carry an increased risk of perinatal death compared with weekdays. However, the study has been criticised for data dredging, and failing to take full account of such factors as the greater number of elective deliveries on weekdays.


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Commentaries by Editor Prof. Jim Thornton