Follow-up validation study of the Victorian Congenital Malformations Register

Monique Femia Kilkenny, Merilyn Riley, Judith Lumley

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether there has been an improvement in ascertainment of malformations in the Victorian Congenital Malformations Register (VCMR). Methodology: The medical records of 500 children under 4 years of age admitted consecutively to two paediatric teaching hospitals in Victoria in 1992 were viewed to determine whether these cases had been notified to the Register. Results: Over three-quarters of the defects recorded had been notified to VCMR. There was 100 ascertainment of chromosomal anomalies and a high proportion of major structural malformations were notified. Conclusion: This study repeats the validation study completed in 1986 and shows marked improvement in ascertainment of malformations in the VCMR by 1992.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323 - 325
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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