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A core outcome set for evaluation of interventions to prevent preterm birth: summary for CROWN

Van 't Hooft J (2016) A core outcome set for evaluation of interventions to prevent preterm birth: summary for CROWN. BJOG 2016 Sep;123 Suppl 3:107. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14364.

Editor's comment: Prof. Jim Thornton: Core outcomes for preterm birth
Core outcomes which should be reported in trials and other evaluations of interventions to prevent preterm birth have been published. This is part of the CROWN initiative Core outcome in Women's and Newborn health. http://www.crown-initiative.org/. There are four maternal outcomes (mortality; infection or inflammation; prelabour rupture of membranes; harm from intervention) and nine baby ones (gestational age at birth; mortality; birthweight; early neurodevelopmental morbidity; late neurodevelopmental morbidity; gastrointestinal morbidity; Infection; respiratory morbidity; and harm from intervention.

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