Effective Early Intervention Programs for Low Birth Weight Premature Infants: Review of the Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP)

@inproceedings{Mallik2004EffectiveEI,
  title={Effective Early Intervention Programs for Low Birth Weight Premature Infants: Review of the Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP)},
  author={Sangeeta Mallik and Donna Spiker},
  year={2004}
}
Introduction Over several decades, survival rates of low birth weight (LBW) infants have markedly increased. The rate of low-weight births in 2002 increased to 7.8%, the highest level reported in three decades. Furthermore, between 1990 and 2002, the incidence of preterm births in the United States increased by 14%. These trends are important, keeping in mind that low birth weight premature infants are at higher risk than full-term normal birth weight infants for medical and developmental… CONTINUE READING

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