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Optimising neonatal service provision for preterm babies born between 27 and 31 weeks gestation in England (OPTI-PREM), using national data, qualitative research and economic analysis: a study protocol

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INTRODUCTION: In England, for babies born at 23-26 weeks gestation, care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as opposed to a local neonatal unit (LNU) improves survival to discharge. This evidence is shaping neonatal health services. In contrast, there is no evidence to guide location of care for the next most vulnerable group (born at 27-31 weeks gestation) whose care is currently spread between 45 NICU and 84 LNU in England. This group represents 12% of preterm births in England and ov...

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0000-0002-4159-3282
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
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BMJ Publishing Group
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BMJ Open More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
8
Pages:
e029421
Publication date:
2019-08-22
Acceptance date:
2019-07-09
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pmid:
31444186
Language:
English
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uuid:f5c2b91d-00c6-4b6c-8a2f-494f7fe2bc5c
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pubs:1049798
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1049798
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2019-11-26

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