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A national survey of obstetric early warning systems in the United Kingdom : five years on. / Isaacs, R. A.; Wee, M. Y. K.; Bick, D. E.; Beake, S.; Sheppard, Z. A.; Thomas, S.; Hundley, V.; Smith, G. B.; van Teijlingen, E.; Thomas, P. W.; Modified Obstet Early Warning Syst.

In: Anaesthesia, Vol. 69, No. 7, 07.2014, p. 687-692.

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Isaacs, RA, Wee, MYK, Bick, DE, Beake, S, Sheppard, ZA, Thomas, S, Hundley, V, Smith, GB, van Teijlingen, E, Thomas, PW & Modified Obstet Early Warning Syst 2014, 'A national survey of obstetric early warning systems in the United Kingdom: five years on', Anaesthesia, vol. 69, no. 7, pp. 687-692. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.12708

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Isaacs, R. A., Wee, M. Y. K., Bick, D. E., Beake, S., Sheppard, Z. A., Thomas, S., ... Modified Obstet Early Warning Syst (2014). A national survey of obstetric early warning systems in the United Kingdom: five years on. Anaesthesia, 69(7), 687-692. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.12708

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Isaacs RA, Wee MYK, Bick DE, Beake S, Sheppard ZA, Thomas S et al. A national survey of obstetric early warning systems in the United Kingdom: five years on. Anaesthesia. 2014 Jul;69(7):687-692. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.12708

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Isaacs, R. A. ; Wee, M. Y. K. ; Bick, D. E. ; Beake, S. ; Sheppard, Z. A. ; Thomas, S. ; Hundley, V. ; Smith, G. B. ; van Teijlingen, E. ; Thomas, P. W. ; Modified Obstet Early Warning Syst. / A national survey of obstetric early warning systems in the United Kingdom : five years on. In: Anaesthesia. 2014 ; Vol. 69, No. 7. pp. 687-692.

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