Thursday, 6 December 2012

EPIDEMIOLOGY

More multiply disabled

Professor Neil Marlow, University College Institute for Women's Health, London, has just so-authored two highly publicised papers on survival of very premature babies –
 
Our findings show that more babies now survive being born too soon than ever before, which is testament to the highly-skilled and dedicated staff in our neonatal services.
 
But as the number of children that survive pre-term birth continues to rise, so will the number who experience disability throughout their lives. This is likely to have an impact on the demand for health, education and social care services.
 
The situation is likely similar in many other countries. The implications for practice, orientation, training in Conductive Education has yet to explicitly expressed:
 

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