Survival in cerebral palsy in the last 20 years: signs of improvement?

@article{Strauss2007SurvivalIC,
  title={Survival in cerebral palsy in the last 20 years: signs of improvement?},
  author={David J. Strauss and Robert Shavelle and Robert J Reynolds and Lewis Rosenbloom and Steven M. Day},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={86-92}
}
This study investigated the possibility of improved survival in cerebral palsy (CP) over a 20-year period. Participants were 47 259 persons with CP receiving services from the State of California between 1983 and 2002. The person-year approach was used. This asks whether the probability of dying in a given calendar year changes over the study period after age and severity of disability are taken into account. An appreciable improvement over time was found in children with severe disabilities… CONTINUE READING