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Recommendations for improving national data on congenital anomalies are being implemented

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1278
  1. Eva Alberman, Chair, working groupa,
  2. Beverley Botting, Director, national congenital anomaly systema
  1. Office for National Statistics, London SW1V 2QQ

    Editor—The recent letters about possible changes in the prevalence of gastroschisis highlight the need for good quality national data on congenital anomalies.1 This was a major concern of the medical advisory committee of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (now part of the Office for National Statistics), which set up a working group …

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