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Hospital Differences in Cesarean Deliveries in Massachusetts (US) 2004–2006: The Case against Case-Mix Artifact

  • Isabel A. Cáceres,

    Affiliation: Bureau of Health Information, Statistics, Research, and Evaluation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Center for Health Information and Analysis, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Mariana Arcaya,

    Affiliation: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Eugene Declercq,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Candice M. Belanoff,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Vanitha Janakiraman,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, San Jose, California

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  • Bruce Cohen,

    Affiliation: Bureau of Health Information, Statistics, Research, and Evaluation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey Ecker,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Lauren A. Smith,

    Affiliation: Massachusetts Department of Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • S. V. Subramanian mail

    svsubram@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: March 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057817

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