Perinatal mortality - an intervention study

  • D. Wilkinson


Perinatal mortality is high in rural hospitals in South Africa. In part this is due to less than optimal care. This study determined the perinatal mortality experienced by a rural hospital and its clinics. Avoidable causes of death are described and various intervention strategies that effectively and rapidly prevented such deaths, reducing perinatal mortality by onethird, are outlined.


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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135