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Surveillance of birth defects: Brazil and the US.
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PMID:  21503424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The impacts of birth defects in the society have substantially increased over the last decades in countries where the reduction of infant mortality by other causes has occurred. Birth defects surveillance represents an important source of information for planning X health policies and resource allocation. In this article, we discuss the potential utilizations, methodology options, limitations, and policy issues related to birth defects surveillance. Also, the birth defects surveillance programs from US and Brazil are described and compared as an illustration of the development of surveillance systems in two countries with clearly dissimilar health systems and resource allocation for birth defects programs. Finally, we propose measures for the improvement of the existing systems in both countries focusing at the utilization of preexisting resources.
Daniela Varela Luquetti; Rosalina Jorge Koifman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ciência & saúde coletiva     Volume:  16 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1678-4561     ISO Abbreviation:  Cien Saude Colet     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713483     Medline TA:  Cien Saude Colet     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Craniofacial Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6320, USA.
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