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Table 1 Description of maternity service levels

From: The safety of Canadian rural maternity services: a multi-jurisdictional cohort analysis

Service Level Description
1 Nearest maternity services greater than 4 h away
2 Nearest maternity services within 2 to 4 h
3 Nearest maternity services within 1 to 2 h
4 Primary care maternity services (without local surgical care)
5 Maternity services provided by General Practitioner(s) with Enhanced Surgical Skills (GPESS(s))
6 Maternity services provided by a mixed model (GPESS(s) & specialist surgeon(s))
7 Maternity services provided by general surgeons
8 Maternity services provided by obstetricians