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Obstetrics and Gynaecology: An evidence-based text for MRCOG (2E)

2010 Edition, September 24, 2010

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Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , September 24, 2010

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ISBN: 978-0-340-99052-0
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  • Revision: 2010 Edition, September 24, 2010
  • Published Date: September 24, 2010
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 872
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:


There are many demands made on modern medical practitioners. First, to provide high-quality patient-focused care that should be based upon the best evidence available. Next, to compare the care delivered with agreed standards with the objective of continuing to improve the process. There is also a duty to work towards fi lling the gaps in the evidence base through properly constructed and conducted research. Not least, there is a responsibility to disseminate new ideas and information through teaching and educational programmes.

With the fi rst edition of this book we deviated somewhat from the established textbook model to recognize the importance of a solid evidence-based foundation for obstetrical and gynaecological practice, moving away in certain instances from traditional or ‘enteric-based' practice. The aim was to base each section, where applicable, on evidence and to include a critique of such evidence. This second edition retains that key feature; and our contributors have revised and updated their chapters in line with current evidence and clinical practice.

We have developed a simple template to link MRCOG syllabus criteria with the evidence that underlies practice. It will be obvious to most readers that the strength of evidence varies widely and in some instances it can hardly be recognized at all. Our contributors have worked hard to provide both balance and breadth to the sections that they have addressed Sections are broken down into separate chapters, but we feel that a sense of continuity has been imparted to a recognized area of obstetric or gynaecological care. Contributors were chosen because of their expertise, but also because they are currently involved in the shaping of care and therefore have a fi rst-hand feel for the evidence. The members of the editorial team have worked closely with each other and the contributors to try to maintain the original template-format emphasis on evidence and its strength, with continued close reference to the MRCOG syllabus. We not only feel that the fi nal product will help trainees come to appreciate and understand the core knowledge of their chosen discipline, but also hope it will fi re their enthusiasm to seek more information and continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of their professional careers.

Textbooks do not make good doctors, but good doctors must practise from a sound basis of knowledge, and this text aims to provide in some measure the foundation of core knowledge required of a practising obstetrician and gynaecologist.