American Academy of Nursing on policy: Reducing preterm births in the United States: Maternal infant health, child, adolescent and family, and women's health expert panels

      The rising rates of preterm birth (PTB) (less than 37 completed weeks gestation) in the United States is an urgent population/public health issue. Education of the healthcare workforce, policy makers and the public on risk factors for prematurity, and identification of strategies to counter the rising rate of PTB is critical. This policy brief illustrates the problem and sets forth policy recommendations to reduce prematurity rates.
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