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Validation of the registered underlying causes of stillbirth
  1. L Edouard
  1. 1Department of Research and Services in Education, The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, London W1P 7PN

    Abstract

    Clinical case notes were used to validate the registered causes of 200 stillbirths. The diagnoses were concordant in 69% of cases using a 14-category classification of fetal death, discrepancies being mainly due to available information not being used in the assignment of cause of stillbirth. Excluding cases of congenital malformation, 34% of stillbirths occurred in labour.

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