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Improved neonatal survival and outcomes at borderline viability brings increasing ethical dilemmas

Kuschel, Carl A; Kent, Alison


With improvements in neonatal intensive care over the past five decades, the limits of viability have reduced to around 24 weeks' gestation. While increasing survival has been the predominant driver leading to lowering the gestation at which care can be provided, these infants remain at significant risk of adverse long-term outcomes including neuro-developmental disability. Decisions about commencing and continuing intensive care are determined in partnership with parents, considering the best...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02157.x


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