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Maternity ward crowding, procedure use, and child health

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Maternity ward crowding, procedure use, and child health. / Maibom, Jonas; Sievertsen, Hans H.; Simonsen, Marianne; Wüst, Miriam.

In: Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 75, 102399, 01.2021.

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Maibom, J, Sievertsen, HH, Simonsen, M & Wüst, M 2021, 'Maternity ward crowding, procedure use, and child health', Journal of Health Economics, vol. 75, 102399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2020.102399

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Maibom, J., Sievertsen, H. H., Simonsen, M., & Wüst, M. (2021). Maternity ward crowding, procedure use, and child health. Journal of Health Economics, 75, [102399]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2020.102399

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Maibom J, Sievertsen HH, Simonsen M, Wüst M. 2021. Maternity ward crowding, procedure use, and child health. Journal of Health Economics. 75:Article 102399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2020.102399

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Maibom, Jonas ; Sievertsen, Hans H. ; Simonsen, Marianne ; Wüst, Miriam. / Maternity ward crowding, procedure use, and child health. In: Journal of Health Economics. 2021 ; Vol. 75.

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