Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Late-term abortions are coded as stillbirths-- more proof

From a paper produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada:

If an intrauterine fetal death occurs greater than 20 weeks and is induced it is coded as a stillbirth. It is useful to have a field on the computer which helps to classify post 20 week events, e.g., stillbirth – termination, live birth – termination. This is to provide a clearer picture whether a temporal trend is due to treatment, e.g., folic acid fortification, natural temporal trends or unnatural ones, e.g., terminations.

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