Letter from the President. Cost of Pre-mature Babies in the UK -- a public health concern

Choudhury, Chitta Ranjan
November 2011
International Journal of Health Promotion & Education;2011, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p139
Academic Journal
The article examines the cost of pre-mature babies in Great Britain. It cites a report which shows that 1,200 babies were born at 25 weeks or less in 1995, but only 25.6 percent survived. It reveals that life for those who survived can be a traumatic combination of physical disabilities such as total blindness, loss of hearing and disability in walking. It suggests that the issue is an important public health concern that needs to be addressed properly.


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