Community-based prevention of perinatal deaths: lessons from nineteenth-century Sweden.

@article{Andersson2000CommunitybasedPO,
  title={Community-based prevention of perinatal deaths: lessons from nineteenth-century Sweden.},
  author={Therese M.‐L Andersson and Ulf H{\"o}gberg and Staffan Bergstr{\"o}m},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          542-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Perinatal deaths have been more difficult to prevent than infant deaths in low- income countries due to its close relation to poor maternal outcome. The aim of the study was to perform a comprehensive population-based analysis of perinatal mortality in a high mortality setting and to determine the impact of midwifery-assisted home deliveries. METHOD The study design was a community-based cohort study. In all, 4876 perinatal deaths were recorded among 116 211 newborns in the… CONTINUE READING

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