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Guidelines for Reporting Live Births, Infant Deaths, Featal Deaths & ITOPs

A new and improved Decision Tree, re-workedby the Birth Data Quality’s Fetal Death Subgroup, is now available. This flowchart is intended to help clinicians report the appropriate perinatal event byproviding a detailed definition of each event and delineating the sequence ofreporting. Please contact NCHS ( Naphsis ( for copies.

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