Standard Terminology for Fetal, Infant, and Perinatal Deaths.

TitleStandard Terminology for Fetal, Infant, and Perinatal Deaths.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBarfield WD
Corporate AuthorsCommittee on fetus and newborn
Date Published2016 May

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 have easy access to current and updated resources that clearly provide US definitions and reporting requirements for live births, fetal deaths, and infant deaths. Correct identification of these vital events will improve local, state, and national data so that these deaths can be better addressed and prevented.

Alternate JournalPediatrics
PubMed ID27244834