Quantifying the burden of stillbirths before 28 weeks of completed gestational age in high-income countries: a population-based study of 19 European countries.

Last updated on 4-1-2021 by Marie Delnord

Peer reviewed scientific article




BACKGROUND: International comparisons of stillbirth allow assessment of variations in clinical practice to reduce mortality. Currently, such comparisons include only stillbirths from 28 or more completed weeks of gestational age, which underestimates the true burden of stillbirth. With increased registration of early stillbirths in high-income countries, we assessed the reliability of including stillbirths before 28 completed weeks in such comparisons. METHODS: In this population-based study, we used national cohort data from 19 European countries participating in the Euro-Peristat proje…

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