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Service configuration, unit characteristics and variation in intervention rates in a national sample of obstetric units in England: an exploratory analysis.

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To explore whether service configuration and obstetric unit (OU) characteristics explain variation in OU intervention rates in 'low-risk' women.Ecological study using funnel plots to explore unit-level variations in adjusted intervention rates and simple linear regression, stratified by parity, to investigate possible associations between unit characteristics/configuration and adjusted intervention rates in planned OU births. Characteristics considered: OU size, presence of an alongside midwi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005551

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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
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
MJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ open Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
5
Pages:
e005551
Publication date:
2014-01-01
Acceptance date:
2014-05-03
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Source identifiers:
466171
Language:
English
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pubs:466171
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uuid:e54dd2d8-d09b-47a3-9d26-d6f19100236d
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pubs:466171
Deposit date:
2014-09-18

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