Establishing national neonatal perinatal database and birth defects registry network — Need of the hour!
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Early detection and prevention of birth defects is necessary to further reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality. A birth defect registry or surveillance system is necessary to assess the exact magnitude, profile and modifiable risk factors for birth defects. We review the existing efforts and suggest possible options for addressing this important issue. Connecting birth defects registry with the pre-existing programs such as National Neonatal Perinatal Database could be one of the option.
KeywordsBirth defects Network Registry
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