Prenatal care evaluation and cohort analyses.

  title={Prenatal care evaluation and cohort analyses.},
  author={Jon E. Tyson and David S. Guzick and Charles R Rosenfeld and Robert E. Lasky and Norman F Gant and J L Jiminez and Stephen Heartwell},
  volume={85 2},
The value of prenatal care has been obscured by multiple factors, including the limitations of birth certificate data, large socioeconomic disparities between women who seek prenatal care and those who do not, and the "preterm delivery bias", ie, the reduced pregnancy duration and opportunity for prenatal care among women who give birth prematurely. Perinatal mortality and morbidity (neonatal intensive care unit admission; ventilator therapy) were carefully assessed in an indigent population… CONTINUE READING

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