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Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2011’

Birth Injury More Prevalent During the Night 

A recent study of more than 700,000 births found that infant deaths and admission to the neonatal intensive care units were 32 to 47 percent higher during night time deliveries. These numbers were in line with all admissions in to the intensive care units leading researches to the conclusion that the cause may be that staff fatigue or experience level …

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Birth Injury Statistics

In the United States, it is estimated that there are approximately 10,000 babies born each year who will develop cerebral palsy. Studies over the past several decades have provided these commonly quoted statistics for the United States: -About 2 to 3 children out of every 1,000 have cerebral palsy. -United States studies have yielded rates as low as 2.3 per …

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The Cost of Cerebral Palsy 

Cerebral Palsy can be financially devastating for a family. The second leading cause of disability in the United States, at the end of 2009, the average lifetime cost per person was well over $ 7 million and the total annual cost of Cerebral Palsy in the U.S. is $11.5 billion (81% from indirect costs). Statistics show that direct medical costs …

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