A multicentre randomised controlled trial was undertaken that compared the standard model of antenatal care with a new model that emphasises actions known to be effective in improving maternal or neonatal outcomes and has fewer clinic visits. Clinics in Argentina, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand were randomly allocated to provide either the new model (27 clinics) or the standard model currently in use (26 clinics). All women presenting for antenatal care at these clinics over an average of 18 months were enrolled.
The Lancet (2001) 357 (9268) 1551-1564 [doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(00)04722-X]
WHO antenatal care randomised trial for the evaluation of a new model of routine antenatal care
Published 4 December 2006