The limits of perinatal viability: grappling with the “grey zone”

Brian A Darlow
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00659.x
Published online: 6 November 2006

On balance, new guidelines for parents and practitioners are helpful and workable

Which infants at the margins of viability should receive neonatal intensive care and how should such decisions be made? These challenging questions are posed in this issue of the Journal by Lui and colleagues.1 Their answers, arrived at by means of a multidisciplinary conference, are presented as a consensus statement that makes several recommendations for practice.

  • Brian A Darlow

  • Department of Paediatrics, Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.



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