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Jim Thornton, Nottingham
Doctors for Reform
Department of Health 2004
Wildman et al 2003 & Natl. stats.
Moster et al. 1999
Anon BMJ 1999
“birth more dangerous than it should be”
“bad management rather than lack of funding to blame”
“too much poor practice”
“deficient organisation, shortage of midwives, dirty toilets, lack of communication”