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Women's experience of transfer from midwifery unit to hospital obstetric unit during labour: a qualitative interview study.

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BACKGROUND: Midwifery units offer care to women with straightforward pregnancies, but unforeseen complications can arise during labour or soon after birth, necessitating transfer to a hospital obstetric unit. In England, 21% of women planning birth in freestanding midwifery units are transferred; in alongside units, the transfer rate is 26%. There is little high quality contemporary evidence on women's experience of transfer. METHODS: We carried out a qualitative interview study, using semi-s...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2393-12-129

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
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Funding agency for:
Rowe, R
Grant:
RDA/03/07/066
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC pregnancy and childbirth Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
129
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2393
ISSN:
1471-2393
Source identifiers:
363845

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