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Tracking survival of institutional births for neonatal period-feasibility at district hospitals.
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PMID:  22796687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We assessed the feasibility of involving routine district health system personnel in tracking survival of institutional births for neonatal period in two district hospitals (Nagaur in Rajasthan and Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh) for the month of March 2010. A centralized district level tracking system was used in Nagaur, whereas in Chattarpur, block-wise tracking of births was performed. A total of 607 live births were tracked with 17 identified neonatal deaths. Prematurity and infections were commonest causes of deaths with majority occurring within first week of life. The block-wise approach resulted in identifying extra neonatal deaths.
Authors:
Sumit Malhotra; Sutapa B Neogi; Sunil S Raj; Kavya Sharma; Sanjay P Zodpey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0974-7559     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi (IIPHD); Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India. Correspondence to: Dr Sumit Malhotra, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH Delhi), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Plot no 34, Sector 44, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. drmalhotrasumit@gmail.com.
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