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Correction: Reduction of late stillbirth with the introduction of fetal movement information and guidelines - a clinical quality improvement

Julie Victoria Holm Tveit12, Eli Saastad23, Babill Stray-Pedersen1, Per E Børdahl45, Vicki Flenady6, Ruth Fretts7 and J Frederik Frøen2*

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Centre for Perinatal Research, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, University of Oslo, Medical Faculty, Norway

2 Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Oslo, Norway

3 Akershus University College, and University of Oslo, Medical faculty, Norway

4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

5 Institute for Clinical Medicine, Section for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Bergen

6 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Queensland, Mater Mothers' Hospital, South Brisbane, Australia

7 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010, 10:49  doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-49

Published: 2 September 2010

Abstract

We have performed a full cross-validation of this clinical Femina data collection against the routinely collected data of the Medical Birth Registry of Norway to validate the estimates of reduced mortality in the total population. The original estimate of fewer deaths during the intervention with OR 0.7 remains virtually unchanged for the original data collection.

The validation procedures revealed inaccuracies in data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway for a partial comparison with mortality outside the study area, and we here correct this comparison. We present new, corrected and cross-validated data. Despite comparability issues, the most robust and cross-validated estimates confirm similar estimates of reduced mortality during the quality improvement intervention.