Journal article

Disparities between perceived and true outcomes of infants born at 23-25 weeks' gestation

Rosemarie A Boland, Jeanie LY Cheong, Michael J Stewart, Stefan C Kane, Lex W Doyle

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Decision-making for infants born at 23-25 weeks involves counselling parents about survival and major disability risks. Accurate information is needed for parents to make informed decisions about their baby's care. AIMS: To determine if perinatal clinicians had accurate perceptions of outcomes of infants born at 23-25 weeks' gestation, and if accuracy had changed over a decade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A web-based survey was sent to midwives, nurses, neonatologists, and obstetricians working in tertiary and non-tertiary hospitals, and the neonatal retrieval service in the state of Victoria in 2020. A similar survey had been completed in 2010. Clinicians' estimates of survival and m..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence)


Awarded by Medical Research Future Fund of Australia (Career Development Fellowship)


Funding Acknowledgements

RAB currently holds a Postdoctoral Career Development Award Fellowship funded by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne and by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence #1153176). JLC and LWD are supported by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence #546519; Centre of Research Excellence #1060733 & #1153176). JLC is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund of Australia (Career Development Fellowship #1141354). LWD and JLC are supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.