Clinical reports - Standard terminology for fetal, infant, and perinatal deaths

Wanda Denise Barfield, Lu Ann Papile, Jill E. Baley, Vinod K. Bhutani, Waldemar A. Carlo, James J. Cummings, Praveen Kumar, Richard A. Polin, Rosemarie C. Tan, Kristi L. Watterberg, William H. Barth, Ann L. Jeffries, Rosalie O. Mainous, Tonse N.K. Raju, Kasper S. Wang, Jim Couto

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Accurately defining and reporting perinatal deaths (ie, fetal and infant deaths) is a critical first step in understanding the magnitude and causes of these important events. In addition to obstetric health care providers, neonatologists and pediatricians should know the current US definitions and reporting requirements for live births, fetal deaths, and infant deaths. Correct identification of these vital events will improve our local, state, and national data so that these deaths can be better addressed and reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Fetal mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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