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The Flemish Centre for the Study of Perinatal Epidemiology and its registry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1511145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Flemish Centre for the Study of Perinatal Epidemiology was formally established in 1986. Its objectives are the promotion of perinatal epidemiology and the study of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. One of the means to accomplish these objectives was the creation of a databank of perinatal medicine. The registry at present covers almost 80% of all deliveries in Flanders. The registry indicates a maternal death rate of 5.8/100,000 living births whereas the Belgian official national statistics indicate a maternal death rate of 2.8/100,000. This means that either the matter is under reported at the national level or there is a real problem in the Flemish part of the country. The perinatal death rate varies among the participating services form 3.9 to 22.4%.
A Vleugels; A Bekaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality assurance in health care : the official journal of the International Society for Quality Assurance in Health Care / ISQA     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1040-6166     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Assur Health Care     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-01     Completed Date:  1992-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001007     Medline TA:  Qual Assur Health Care     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Belgium / epidemiology
Birth Weight
Databases, Factual
Delivery, Obstetric / statistics & numerical data
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Mortality*
Middle Aged
Perinatology / statistics & numerical data*

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