The premature babies being failed by the NHS: 40% 'don't receive potentially life-saving treatment'

Two in five premature babies are not receiving potentially lifesaving care, scientists warn.
Less than 60 per cent of premature babies studied across 11 European countries received a package of four simple care measures known to improve survival, researchers found.
But there would be nearly a fifth fewer deaths if 90 per cent of all babies born before 32 weeks were given the full care package, the study published in the BMJ suggested.
Premature babies face higher risks of death and serious illness compared with babies born at full term.
Doctors have found effective methods to improve... read more

 
6 July 2016 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Daily Mail
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