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Turnbull, Catherine and Osborn, David A [The Cochrane Library] . (2012) Home visits during pregnancy and after birth for women with an alcohol or drug problem. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) Art. No.: CD004456. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004456.pub3.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

Objective: To determine the effects of home visits during pregnancy and/or after birth for women with a drug or alcohol problem.

Studies using random or quasi-random allocation of pregnant or postpartum women with a drug or alcohol problem to home visits. Trials enrolling high-risk women of whom more than 50% were reported to use drugs or alcohol were also eligible.

Conclusion: There is insufficient evidence to recommend the routine use of home visits for pregnant or postpartum women with a drug or alcohol problem. Further large, high-quality trials are needed.


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