The National Score Card: Deaths from RDS/HMD

Avery, Mary Ellen; Richardson, Douglas
December 1987
American Journal of Public Health;Dec1987, Vol. 77 Issue 12, p1501
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the implication of the trends in infant mortality caused by respiratory distress syndrome for the public health administration, particularly on low birthweight infants, in the U.S. According to the author, the update provided by the national statistics clearly reflects the condition of the country's improving health care system. Moreover, he sees the promising outlook in the reduction of deaths and morbidity in the neonatal period.


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