Perinatal Mortality

  • Lance Townsend


In previous chapters, there have been many suggestions for improvements in care of patients during pregnancy, labour and the neonatal period. In perinatal medicine, it is important to review results of patient care and this is usually accomplished by a consideration of mortality statistics on a hospital, state and national basis. This allows significant outstanding problems to be identified. Plans can then be made to employ available resources in areas that are important and in which tangible further improvement can take place.


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© Sydney Lance Townsend 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lance Townsend
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

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