Antenatal care packages with reduced visits and perinatal mortality: a secondary analysis of the WHO Antenatal Care Trial

@inproceedings{Vogel2013AntenatalCP,
  title={Antenatal care packages with reduced visits and perinatal mortality: a secondary analysis of the WHO Antenatal Care Trial},
  author={Joshua P Vogel and Ndema Abu Habib and Joao Paulo Souza and Ahmet Metin G{\"u}lmezoglu and Therese Dowswell and Guillermo Carroli and Hassan S Baaqeel and Pisake Lumbiganon and Gilda Piaggio and Olufemi T Oladapo},
  booktitle={Reproductive health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND In 2001, the WHO Antenatal Care Trial (WHOACT) concluded that an antenatal care package of evidence-based screening, therapeutic interventions and education across four antenatal visits for low-risk women was not inferior to standard antenatal care and may reduce cost. However, an updated Cochrane review in 2010 identified an increased risk of perinatal mortality of borderline statistical significance in three cluster-randomized trials (including the WHOACT) in developing countries… CONTINUE READING
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