Amol and Nathan want you to understand the following:
1. A large randomized evaulation of a quality improvement intervention demonstrated a modest but significant reduction in rates of cesarean-section in Quebec.
2. A large double-blind randomized-controlled-trial of over 1100 patients showed that pentoxifylline is not beneficial in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis and prednisolone may have mild early benefits but does not have long-term benefit.
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N Chaillet et al. A cluster-randomized trial to reduce cesarean delivery rates in Quebec. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 30;372(18):1710-21. (PubMed).
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MB Stanbrook. Canada can afford universal pharmacare — no more excuses. CMAJ. 2015 Apr 21; 187(7):495.