Prevention of unexpected infant death. A review of risk-related intervention in six centers.

@article{Carpenter1988PreventionOU,
  title={Prevention of unexpected infant death. A review of risk-related intervention in six centers.},
  author={Robert G. Carpenter and Cynthia A. Gardner and John Harris and Charles M. Judd and John F. Lewry and Chris Maddock and Jeffrey M. Powell and ElizabethM. Taylor},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1988},
  volume={533},
  pages={
          96-105
        }
}
Over seventy percent of unexpected infant deaths are registered as SIDS. Over 85,000 infants have been screened at birth and one month of age for risk of unexpected death using the Sheffield Score system. Scores range from below 400 to over 800 points. Infants with scores over 800 are at more than 16 times greater risk than infants with scores below 400. Family doctors and health visitors were alerted to high-risk infants, who were examined at home and weighed naked at home five times in the… CONTINUE READING
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