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Bringing stillbirth out of the shadows for all women having a baby in Australia

Vicki J Flenady and David A Ellwood
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): 256-257.
doi:
10.5694/mja12.11139

Can Australia rise to the challenge of reducing the rate of avoidable stillbirths?

Vicki J Flenady, MMedSc(ClinEpid), PhD, Epidemiologist1,2
David A Ellwood, MA, DPhil, FRANZCOG, Deputy Dean and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology2,3
1 Centre for Translating Research into Practice, Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, QLD.
2 Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance, Brisbane, QLD.
3 Medical School, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.
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