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Received: 30 July 2018
Accepted: 21 March 2019
First Online: 6 April 2019
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: Ethical approval was obtained through the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC, UK) while obtaining the access to the pseudonymised patient administrative data. Hence, individual consent to participate from the patients was not required.
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: Professor Paul Aylin is the co-director of The Dr. Foster Unit at Imperial College London, which is partially funded by a grant from Dr. Foster, a Telstra health private healthcare information company. The Dr. Foster Unit at Imperial College London is partly funded by research grants from the national Institute for Health Research Health Services Research. The Dr. Foster Unit is affiliated with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. The NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Centre is a partnership between the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London. The Dr. Foster Unit at Imperial College London are grateful for support from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre funding scheme. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NHS, the NIHR, MRC, CCF, NETSCC, the HSR programme or the Department of Health. There is no other conflict of interest by other authors.
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