Risk-scoring systems for predicting preterm birth with the aim of reducing associated adverse outcomes.

@article{Davey2015RiskscoringSF,
  title={Risk-scoring systems for predicting preterm birth with the aim of reducing associated adverse outcomes.},
  author={Mary-Ann Davey and Lyndsey Watson and Jo Anne Rayner and Shelley Rowlands},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={10},
  pages={
          CD004902
        }
}
BACKGROUND Identification of pregnancies that are higher risk than average is important to allow the possibility of interventions aimed at preventing adverse outcomes like preterm birth. Many scoring systems designed to classify the risk of a number of poor pregnancy outcomes (e.g. perinatal mortality, low birthweight, and preterm birth) have been developed, but they have usually been introduced without evaluation of their utility and validity. OBJECTIVES To determine whether the use of a… CONTINUE READING

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