Severe maternal morbidity was more likely to occur among physicians than nonphysicians
Unadjusted OR 1.21 (95% CI, 1.04 to 1.41)
Association did not remain after adjusting for study covariates
aOR 1.13 (95% CI, 0.97 to 1.32)
Severe neonatal morbidity was less likely to occur among infants of physicians than infants of nonphysicians
aOR 0.79 (95% CI, 0.72 to 0.87)
Compared with family physicians, there was no increased risk of severe maternal morbidity for
aOR 1.12 (95% CI, 0.82 to 1.53)
aOR 1.43 (95% CI, 0.74 to 2.76)
Findings were similar for severe neonatal morbidity
aOR 0.98 (95% CI, 0.80 to 1.19)
aOR 1.08 (95% CI, 0.68 to 1.71)
After controlling for confounders, physicians were not more likely to experience adverse pregnancy outcomes vs nonphysicians
Infants born to physicians were less likely to experience severe neonatal morbidity
There was no difference in maternal or neonatal morbidity among physician specialties
The authors state
Results of this cohort study suggest that physician occupation may be associated with pregnancy complications but that this association is likely mediated by delayed childbearing and advanced maternal age at first birth rather than the nature of the occupation
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