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Five minutes with . . . David Field, coauthor of perinatal mortality report

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 17 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2790
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The professor of neonatal medicine at the University of Leicester and coauthor of the MBRRACE study1 describes what is needed to reduce perinatal deaths in the United Kingdom

“The two things that surprised me most [about the study] are the high proportion of stillbirths that occur in premature babies as opposed to babies born after 37 weeks and the extent of the north-south divide when looking at the performance of neonatal networks.

“Analysis of figures for all 2014 births across the UK show that …

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