We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

The Changing Pattern of Neonatal Mortality in a Regionalized System of Perinatal Care

Herman A. Hein, MD; Susan S. Lathrop, RN
Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(10):989-993. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140240035021.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


• Neonatal deaths in Iowa were reviewed for the years 1982 and 1983. As in a similar review of deaths in 1978 and 1979, respiratory distress syndrome, bacterial sepsis, asphyxia, lethal malformations, and extreme immaturity accounted for approximately 90% of deaths. Fewer deaths occurred in 1982 and 1983 and the causes of death shifted toward the nonpreventable. Lethal malformations became the leading cause of death and showed an increased incidence over the previous period. The greatest reduction of deaths was in level 1 hospitals. Ability to effect further reduction in neonatal deaths was estimated by calculation of an idealized neonatal mortality rate for the state and each level of care. These calculations suggest that future reduction in mortality must come primarily from improved care in level 2 and 3 centers rather than from further change in level 1 provider behavior.

(AJDC 1986;140:989-993)


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.