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Metropolitan Atlanta Stillbirth Management Survey: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Patterns from Obstetricians,—New—National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
The U.S. Congress House Report 108-792 (joint conference report for the Fiscal Year 2005 omnibus appropriations bill) provides specific funding to devise a comprehensive strategy for expanding existing birth defects surveillance systems to incorporate surveillance data on all intrauterine fetal deaths of 20 or more week's gestation into the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP). Stillbirth is largely an understudied adverse pregnancy outcome even though it accounts for nearly one half of all perinatal mortality. There is currently no nationally accepted definition of what constitutes a stillbirth, and there are no universally recommended, standardized stillbirth evaluation protocols in use for the evaluation of fetal deaths. The proposed survey has been designed to evaluate and assess the knowledge, attitudes and practice management patterns of obstetricians in the metropolitan Atlanta area regarding stillbirths in general, as well as in their medical practice. This information will be used to identify prevailing deficiencies leading to incomplete and inaccurate reporting of data relative to stillbirths, and to develop targeted awareness and educational strategies for participating MACDP facilities. Ongoing, accurate and reliable population-based registries of stillbirths are essential for conducting epidemiologic studies on the causes of and risk factors for this pregnancy outcome. This survey will be mailed to randomly selected obstetricians whose practices serve residents of the 5 counties comprising metropolitan Atlanta. This survey will be conducted once and will take approximately 2-3 months to collect the data. NCBDDD is requesting OMB clearance for 1 (one) year. There is no cost to the survey respondents except for the time necessary to complete the survey. The total annual burden hours are 122
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Dated: December 22, 2006.
Joan F. Karr,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E6-22381 Filed 12-28-06; 8:45 am]
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