Poor standards of care in small, private hospitals in Maharashtra, India: implications for public–private partnerships for maternity care

  title={Poor standards of care in small, private hospitals in Maharashtra, India: implications for public–private partnerships for maternity care},
  author={Padma Bhate-Deosthali and Ritu Khatri and Suchitra Wagle},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  pages={32 - 41}

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