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Factors influencing the clinical decision-making of midwives: a qualitative study

  • Darie O. A. Daemers1Email author,
  • Evelien B. M. van Limbeek1,
  • Hennie A. A. Wijnen1,
  • Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze1 and
  • Raymond G. de Vries1, 2
BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:345

Received: 13 February 2017

Accepted: 15 September 2017

Published: 6 October 2017

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Original Submission
13 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paul de Reu
3 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Emma Paternotte
15 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Darie Daemers
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paul de Reu
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
6 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-017-1511-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Research Centre for Midwifery Science Maastricht, Zuyd University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Caphri School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands