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Perinatal Mortality Reduced: 19 vs. 36 per 1,000

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 07:14
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Strategy researched
Automated SMS and a mobile phone voucher enabling 2-way communication between wired mothers and healthcare providers in a resource-limited setting
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Research methodology
Cluster RCT
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Excerpt from Abstract
"The rate was lower in the intervention clusters, 19 per 1000 births, than in the control clusters, 36 per 1000 births. The intervention was associated with a significant reduction in perinatal mortality with an odds ratio (OR) of 0.50 (95% CI 0.27-0.93)....Mobile phone applications may contribute to improved health of the newborn and should be considered by policy makers in resource-limited settings."



I suggest adding 'deaths' after 19. To me it is not immediately clear what is the impact of the intervention, 19 of what per 1000, is 19 better or worse than 36 per 1000. Otherwise it looks and reads good. If it is mentioned that it is 19 deaths per 1000, while in the control it is 36, I believe it gets immediately clear that it is about decreasing the number of death per 1000.

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