Title

Preterm delivery: risks versus benefits of intervention.

Publication/Presentation Date

2-1-2002

Abstract

The objective of this report is to examine the evidence that supports obstetric intervention to prevent preterm birth and to assess the associated neonatal outcomes. The different causes of preterm birth are identified and reviewed. The evidence to support obstetric intervention is examined, and the current protocols for therapy are listed. An example of institutional data review is outlined and includes common neonatal morbidities with comparison to an international data set. This type of review allows clinicians to establish recommendations for obstetric intervention based on neonatal outcome.

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

59

Last Page

64

ISSN

1534-5874

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

12112984

Department(s)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Document Type

Article

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