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Am Fam Physician. 2017 Feb 1;95(3):142a.

Incorrect wording. The Medicine by the Numbers “Controlled Cord Traction During the Third Stage of Labor” (March 1, 2016, [online only]) incorrectly stated that the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) program did not support the use of controlled cord traction in the third stage of labor. The last sentence of the Caveats section should have read: “Current guidelines within Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) support the use of controlled cord traction in the third stage of labor ( The online version of the article has been corrected.


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