Birth defects monitoring in California: a resource for epidemiological research.

@article{Croen1991BirthDM,
  title={Birth defects monitoring in California: a resource for epidemiological research.},
  author={Lisa A Croen and Gary M Shaw and Nancy G. Jensvold and John A Harris},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={423-7}
}
The California Birth Defects Monitoring Program maintains a population-based birth defects registry of structural congenital malformations, monitoring over 600,000 resident births annually. Cases are actively ascertained from hospitals and genetic centres throughout California and from selected facilities in adjacent states. Field staff identify presumptive cases from careful review of medical records. Diagnostic and demographic information is collected from in-patient and genetic centre… CONTINUE READING