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  1. Prematurity prevention programs : an analysis of successes and failures.

    Article - En anglais


    Our purpose was to assess the long-term results of established prematurity prevention programs.


    A population cohort of pregnant women from two major urban health care organizations were examined.

    Rates and cost-benefit analysis of prematurity and patient, system, or physician failures were analyzed.

    During 1990 1143 pregnant women were prospectively reviewed.


    A total of 11.8% of the mothers were high risk and responsible for 108 (50.2%) of the preterm deliveries.

    The preterm birth rate of all enrollees was 4.6%. One percent of the preterm neonates required level III care for complications.

    The average charge for a 35 week infant was 18 times, and a 36 week infant was five times more costly than a term infant.

    Patient, physician, and health care system failures occurred at different rates.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Accouchement prématuré, Prématurité, Homme, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Facteur risque, Efficacité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Premature delivery, Prematurity, Human, Prevention, Sanitary program, Risk factor, Efficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0343684

    Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.