Although stillbirth is a common event, few programs have previously been established for the comprehensive etiologic investigation of intrauterine death.
Fewer still have been prospective, unbiased in ascertainment, and consistent in protocol utilisation.
The Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program was established in 1983 as a unique model for the investigation of the causes of stillbirth.
This community-based, University-supported model for health care delivery is here described.
Through it more than a thousand infants have been etiologically investigated.
We demonstrate that a community-based program of stillbirth assessment can succeed, that compliance with recommended protocols is high and that a specific primary cause of fetal death can be demonstrated in about 40% of referrals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort, In utero, Mort né, Etiologie, Homme, Foetus pathologie, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death, In utero, Stillborn, Etiology, Human, Fetal diseases, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0311904
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.