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Economic consequences of preterm birth: a systematic review of the recent literature (2009–2017)
  1. Stavros Petrou1,
  2. Hei Hang Yiu1,
  3. Joseph Kwon2
  1. 1 Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  2. 2 School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Stavros Petrou, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK; s.petrou{at}warwick.ac.uk

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  • Contributors SP designed this study, reviewed the evidence from all contributing studies, wrote the article and acts as guarantor. HHY and JK screened all titles and abstracts. HHY also reviewed the evidence from all contributing studies.

  • Funding The Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, benefited from facilities funded through the Birmingham Science City Translational Medicine Clinical Research and Infrastructure Trials Platform, with support from Advantage West Midlands. SP receives support as an NIHR Senior Investigator (NF-SI-0616-10103). SP also receives funding from the European Union’s 2020 research and innovation programme, RECAP, under grant agreement number 733280.

  • Disclaimer The views contained within this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily of the funders.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SP designed this study, reviewed the evidence from all contributing studies, wrote the article and acts as guarantor. HHY and JK screened all titles and abstracts. HHY also reviewed the evidence from all contributing studies.

  • Funding The Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, benefited from facilities funded through the Birmingham Science City Translational Medicine Clinical Research and Infrastructure Trials Platform, with support from Advantage West Midlands. SP receives support as an NIHR Senior Investigator (NF-SI-0616-10103). SP also receives funding from the European Union’s 2020 research and innovation programme, RECAP, under grant agreement number 733280.

  • Disclaimer The views contained within this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily of the funders.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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