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Risk scoring systems for predicting preterm birth with the aim of reducing associated adverse outcomes.

Authors
  • Davey, Mary-Ann
  • Watson, Lyndsey
  • Rayner, Jo Anne
  • Rowlands, Shelley
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004902.pub4
PMID: 22071815
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The role of risk scoring systems in the prevention of preterm birth is unknown.There is a need for prospective studies that evaluate the use of a risk-screening tool designed to predict preterm birth (in combination with appropriate consequent interventions) to prevent preterm birth, including qualitative and/or quantitative evaluation of their impact on women's well-being. If these prove promising, they should be followed by an adequately powered, well-designed randomised controlled trial.

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