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Selecting an indicator set for monitoring and evaluating perinatal health in Europe: criteria, methods and results from the PERISTAT project.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14642316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The PERISTAT project was charged with developing an indicator set for monitoring and describing perinatal health in Europe as part of the European Commission's Health Monitoring Programme, run by the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection (DG-SANCO), which is working towards the establishment of a comprehensive health monitoring system at the community level. To develop its recommendations, the PERISTAT project carried out an extensive review of existing perinatal health indicators and then implemented a DELPHI consensus process with its scientific advisory committee, a panel composed of clinicians, epidemiologists and statisticians, as well as with a panel of midwives. Consensus was achieved on 10 core and 23 recommended indicators using methods that drew on and consolidated previous work in this field. Twelve of these indicators were targeted for further development and the other 21 for immediate implementation. A feasibility study, reported in the rest of this issue, was put into place to assess these recommendations.
Authors:
Jennifer Zeitlin; Katherine Wildman; Gérard Bréart; Sophie Alexander; Henrique Barros; Béatrice Blondel; Simone Buitendijk; Mika Gissler; Alison Macfarlane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  111 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-03     Completed Date:  2004-07-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S5-S14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal and Women's Health, U149 INSERM, 123 boulevard Port-Royal, 75014 Paris, France. zeitlin@cochin.inserm.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Consensus
Epidemiology
Europe
Female
Health Status
Health Status Indicators*
Humans
Midwifery
Perinatal Care*
Pregnancy

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