CHOICE Sites FAQs

STUDY SITE FAQs

DO WE NEED TO BE USING THE BADGERNET ELECTRONIC MATERNITY RECORDS TO TAKE PART?

Yes.  At the moment we are only recruiting sites that use the BadgerNet electronic maternity records.  This is because we have an agreement in place with Clevermed Ltd (developer of BadgerNet platform) which facilitates extraction of de-identified data from participating sites.

MY SITE DOES NOT OFFER CERVICAL RIPENING. CAN WE STILL TAKE PART?

Yes.  If you are using BadgerNet electronic maternity records you can take part regardless of the method and setting of cervical ripening offered within your unit.

WILL WE GET ACCRUAL FOR OUR PATIENT DATA INCLUDED IN THE STUDY?

Yes. Accrual will be allocated centrally by the study team for de-identified patient record extracted from your site.  You will also get accrual for each patient completing the online survey (allocation based on postcode given at time of completion of survey).

HOW LONG WILL THE STUDY LAST?

We will be collecting data for 20 months in total.  The expected end date is November 2022.

WILL WE GET FEEDBACK ON THE QUALITY OF OUR DATA?

Yes.  De-identified will not be checked at the individual patient data level, but aggregate data by site is routinely reviewed by the study statistician to look for outliers, common errors and key missing data.  If there are any data issues identified with the data from your site the study midwife will work with the local CHOICE Champion to help resolve these.

IS THE DATA WE SEND TO YOU SECURE?

Yes.  Only de-identified data is sent from site to the study researchers based at the University of Edinburgh.  All de-identified data is encrypted before secure transfer to the study researchers, and access to this de-identified data is restricted to the study team only.

Still have questions?  Get in touch with the study team: CHOICE.Study@ed.ac.uk.