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Evaluating maternity care using national administrative health datasets: How are statistics affected by the quality of data on method of delivery?

  • Hannah E Knight1, 2Email author,
  • Ipek Gurol-Urganci1, 2,
  • Tahir A Mahmood1,
  • Allan Templeton1,
  • David Richmond1,
  • Jan H van der Meulen1, 2 and
  • David A Cromwell1, 2
BMC Health Services Research201313:200

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-200

Received: 12 December 2012

Accepted: 27 May 2013

Published: 30 May 2013

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Original Submission
12 Dec 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Hannah Knight
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
3 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Christine Roberts
24 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lee Taylor
23 May 2013 Author responded Author comments - Hannah Knight
Resubmission - Version 4
23 May 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
27 May 2013 Editorially accepted
30 May 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-13-200

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Authors’ Affiliations

Office for Research and Clinical Audit, Lindsay Stewart R&D Centre, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine