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Research Article

The Effectiveness of Emergency Obstetric Referral Interventions in Developing Country Settings: A Systematic Review

  • Julia Hussein mail,

    j.hussein@abdn.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

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  • Lovney Kanguru,

    Affiliation: Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

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  • Margaret Astin,

    Affiliation: University of Bristol, Bristol, England

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  • Stephen Munjanja

    Affiliation: University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Published: July 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001264
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Julia Hussein, Lovney Kanguru
Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Margaret Astin
University of Bristol, Bristol, England
Stephen Munjanja
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Corresponding Author

Email: j.hussein@abdn.ac.uk

Competing Interests

SM and JH were authors on some of the studies considered for inclusion in this systematic review and were involved in the implementation of the interventions. They were not involved in assessment of their studies. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH MA. Performed the experiments: JH LK MA SM. Analyzed the data: JH LK MA SM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH LK MA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JH LK. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JH LK MA SM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JH LK MA SM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JH LK MA SM.