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Home deliveries in The Netherlands--perinatal mortality and morbidity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1360417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The obstetrical organizational system in the Netherlands is based on the selection for risk factors. We conclude that: (i) The reporting of perinatal death is not complete. (ii) Perinatal mortality can be reduced. (iii) More iatrogenic interventions are present in low-risk deliveries in hospitals. (iv) Neurological behavior of low-risk babies born at home is equal to those born at the hospital, despite the worse maternal profile of the latter and the level of acidemia at birth in the first. Good data especially in referred cases are necessary before adopting a similar system.
T K Eskes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-06     Completed Date:  1993-01-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Blood / chemistry
Home Childbirth / statistics & numerical data*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology
Netherlands / epidemiology

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