Published reports of extremely preterm birth outcomes provide important information to families, clinicians, and others and are widely used to make clinical and policy decisions. Misreporting or misunderstanding of outcome reports may have significant consequences. This article presents 7 recommendations to improve reporting of extremely preterm birth outcomes in both the primary and secondary literature. The recommendations should facilitate clarity in communication about extremely preterm birth outcomes and increase the value of existing and future work in this area.
Reporting Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Births
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Matthew A. Rysavy, Neil Marlow, Lex W. Doyle, Jon E. Tyson, Frederik Serenius, Jay D. Iams, Barbara J. Stoll, Keith J. Barrington, Edward F. Bell; Reporting Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Births. Pediatrics September 2016; 138 (3): e20160689. 10.1542/peds.2016-0689
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