TITLE

Value and validity of neonatal disease severity scoring systems

AUTHOR(S)
Darling, Jon S.; Field, David J.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Mar2008, Vol. 93 Issue 2, pF80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the value and validity of neonatal disease severity scoring system. According to the authors, the scoring systems that exist in neonatal care have developed though a process that formalises the assessment of the risks attached to a particular baby. In neonatal care, the author notes that survival rate is chosen as the most significant outcome for comparison and hence most scores are designed to adjust for risk of death particularly in preterm babies.
ACCESSION #
31647261

 

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