MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Cande V. Ananth, PhD, MPH
Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University, NY
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Preterm delivery rates have declined between 2005 and 2014 in the US and in several European countries. Since reductions in preterm and early term deliveries, and perinatal mortality remain a global health priority, determining the relationship between gestational age distribution and perinatal mortality, remains a challenge. Efforts expended to a more complete understanding of the impact of new interventions, policies, and practices on reducing the burden of early deliveries, and in turn improvements in perinatal survival will be of tremendous benefit for clinical management and care of women during their pregnancy and the newborn.