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i agree.  But you have to dig behind the numbers to understand the root causes, so they can actually be fixed.  for example, note some of the dialogue around infant mortality in the US--VLBW and LBW babies, according to the report behind the numbers, were a big factor in the change.  That is a normal outcome of babies born to mothers on drugs--if that is the case, and I'm not sure but intuitively think it is--based on some personal experience around neonatal icu's.  so if the root cause is drug use, what programs are needed to fix that--it's complex.
by wchurchill on Sat Oct 15th, 2005 at 12:26:52 PM EST
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