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Transfer from midwifery unit to obstetric unit during labour: rates, process and women's experience

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Midwifery units (MUs) provide midwife-led care for women at low risk of complications. They may be located on the same site as an obstetric unit (OU), in a hospital without obstetric services or separate from any hospital. In MUs, if unforeseen complications arise, transfer to an OU may be necessary.

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To provide evidence to contribute to the improvement of the transfer process, help make transfer safer and less distressing for women, thereby improving t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2015-05-28

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