[Potentially avoidable perinatal deaths in Denmark and Sweden 1991].

  title={[Potentially avoidable perinatal deaths in Denmark and Sweden 1991].},
  author={Jens Langhoff-Roos and S. Larsen and H Borch-Christensen and Berit Lindberg and Margareta Wennergren},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  volume={159 36},
In 1991 the perinatal mortality rate in Denmark was 8.0/1000 deliveries compared to 6.5/1000 in Sweden. An international audit was designed to investigate whether the perinatal death rates in the two countries to some extent could reflect differences in the quality of care. Medical records of 97% of all perinatal deaths in 1991 in the two countries were analyzed. A new classification focusing on potential avoidability from a health services perspective was elaborated at a Nordic-Baltic workshop… CONTINUE READING

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