Tuesday, 19. June 2012
21 states and the District of Columbia has reduced the %age of uninsured women of childbearing age;In the United States, more than 540,000 babies are born too soon each year.S. more than $ 26 billion a year, according to the Institute of Medicine. And ‘the leading cause of neonatal mortality and children who survive an early birth often face the risk of health problems for life as breathing problems, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and others.
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The March of Dimes has released its second annual report card on November 17th the 7th Annual Conference on prematurity awareness, when the March of Dimes focuses national attention on the growing problem of premature birth .
A March of Dimes report released in October found that 13 million babies are born prematurely in the world and over one million people die each year.
On the map of preterm Report 2009, seven states have improved their performance with a letter grade and two were less fortunate. Criteria that influence preterm birth improved in many states: 33 states and the District of Columbia has reduced the %age of women of childbearing age who smoke;
A program run by the Hospital Corporation of America based in Tennessee, which provides about 5 % of all births in the U.S. in 21 states it serves, has reduced the main rate of cesarean section, has lowered the wounds of mother and fetus and reduces the cost of obstetric malpractice claims 500 %. In addition, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Texas has reduced its rate of preterm birth from 4.9 % in 2006 from 10.4 % in 1988, establishing a comprehensive, community-based health care system public prenatal minority women Targeting pregnant
According to the March of Dimes programs to improve quality are also the key to lower rates of prematurity. For example, the Intermountain Health Program in Utah reduced its elective cesarean section less than 5 % of more than 30 %.
At Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, pregnant women are tested for chronic diseases and risk factors that can be addressed proactively to reduce the risk of preterm delivery.