The Cost of Saving the Tiniest Lives: NICUs versus Prevention.

  title={The Cost of Saving the Tiniest Lives: NICUs versus Prevention.},
  author={Jonathan K. Muraskas and Kayhan P Parsi},
  journal={The virtual mentor : VM},
  volume={10 10},
Neonatal intensive care is one of the triumphs of modern medicine. Babies who inevitably would have died a few decades ago routinely survive today. But the success of NICUs should not lead us to see them as the only solution to infant mortality or as an adequate moral response to our children’s health needs. We should constantly remind ourselves that the need for so much intensive care for so many babies is a sign of political, medical, and moral failure in developing ways to address the… CONTINUE READING
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